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n Zak Goodeve, 23, of Orchard Road, Waterlooville, admitted criminal damage to a television worth £1,000 in South Street, Gosport.

He was handed a community order with 20 days of rehabilitation activities and 40 hours’ unpaid work.

A restraining order bans him from contacting the owner for a year.

He also admitted stealing food from Co-op in Highland Road, Southsea.

Goodeve must pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

n Martin Skinner, 29, of no fixed address, admitted two counts of failing to comply with supervision requirements after being released from prison.

Magistrates jailed him for seven days as he disregarded the order.

n Liam Farrell, 31, of Milton Road, Waterlooville, admitted stealing four packs of steak worth £48 from Marks and Spencer on March 23 in Waterlooville.

He also admitted stealing more steak from the same shop on April 2.

Farrell also admitted one count of racially-aggravated harassment, alarm or distress in Waterlooville on March 23. Overall he was jailed for 63 days.

n Razvan Calotescu, 34, of Guildford Road, Fratton, admitted drink-driving.

He was stopped in St Mary’s Road, Fratton, on May 4.

A test revealed he had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than double the 35mcg legal limit.

He must pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs. He was fined £120 with a 22-month ban.

n Juris Polanskis, 42, of Dean Road, Cosham, admitted drink-driving and was fined £1,250 with a 24-month ban.

He was stopped in Kingston Road, Fratton, on May 5.

A test showed he had 96 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit. He must pay a £125 victim surcharge and 85 prosecution costs.

n Richard Williams, 47, of Old Wymering Lane, Wymering, was found guilty of failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver alleged to have been guilty of an offence.

He was fined £150 and handed six points on his driving licence. He must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £310 victim surcharge.

Williams received six points on his licence.

n Jacob Croucher, 19, of Copnor Road, Portsmouth, admitted stealing four large Persil washing bottles and two small Ariel liquids worth £37 from Co-op in Portsmouth on January 25.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and must pay £37 compensation.

He also admitted stealing a DVD box set from Sainsbury’s in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, on January 23.

He must pay £50 compensation for this.