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Taxi driver assaulted by youth with knife in Southsea

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n Colin Wood, 19, of St Lukes Road, Gosport, admitted assault by beating jointly with Calvin Radley on a man on May 22 in Gosport.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in a young offenders’ institution as the victim was vulnerable, and it was the third violent offence he committed in four months

Wood also admitted failing to surrender to custody on July 6.

n Calvin Radley, 19, of no fixed address, sentenced to 24 weeks in a YOI.

He admitted assault by beating jointly with Colin Wood against a man on May 22. He also admitted breaching a suspended sentence for assault and theft.

In total he was sentenced to 24 weeks.

n Daniel Powell, 34, of Waverley Road, Southsea, admitted theft from Tesco in Albert Road, Southsea, on July 5. He took bottles of whisky worth £88.

A district judge jailed him for eight weeks as he has 139 previous like convictions and committed the theft a day after suspended sentence finished.

He must pay a £115 victim surcharge.

n Dean Bowyer, 19, of Chaffinch Green, Waterlooville, admitted theft and assault by beating.

He stole sandwiches, cheese, milkshake and beer worth £23.08 from Tesco on June 19 in Lovedean.

For this he was given a 12-month conditional discharge with a £20 victim surcharge.

Bowyer assaulted his victim on the same day.

He also admitted failing to surrender to custody on July 5 but received no separate penalty.

n John Waterman, 47, of no fixed address, admitted criminal damage to a windscreen of a Mini Cooper on June 14 in Portsmouth.

He must pay £50 compensation. Waterman admitted breaching a two-year conditional discharge imposed June 14.

No action was taken on the breach.

n Jason Barnes, 29, of Battlesby Barracks, Warminster, was found guilty of assaulting a constable in the execution of her duty at Hotel Ibis in Portsmouth on March 13.

He was fined £275 with a £28 vitim surcharge.

Barnes was also found guilty of racially-aggravated causing harassment, alarm or distress on the same day to another victim.

He received an 18-month conditional discharge and must pay £200 compensation plus £400 prosecution costs.

n Jay King, 42, of York Place, Portsmouth, admitted stealing a mens jacket worth £57 from Marks and Spencer on April 8 in Portsmouth. He must pay £57 compensation.

He also admitted stealing nine mens shirts worth£158.50 from the same store a day before but received no separate penalty.