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General manager at the Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth, 

John Alderson, pictured when the club's two historical visitors books were returned

Theft charge dismissed as mystery of stolen books signed by Queen Victoria goes on

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n Neil Lobban, 44, of Eagle Avenue, Waterlooville, was found guilty of speeding at more than 30mph on various roads in Petersfield on March 18.

He was fined £120 with a £20 victim surcharge and £100 prosecution costs.

Magistrates imposed three points on his driving licence.

n Calvin Nottage, 30, of Staunton Street, Landport, was found guilty of harassment between April 21 and April 25.

He made 27 prank and abusive calls to a woman during the period.

Magistrates imposed a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a year.

Nottage admitted assault by beating against a man on May 8 and received an 18-week suspended sentence, to run concurrent.

Magistrates imposed a two-year restraining order banning him from going to an address in Simpson Road, Cosham, from contacting a woman or South Coast Staff or from going to an address in London Road.

He must complete 20 days of a thinking skills programme and eight days of rehabilitation activities.

Nottage must pay £500 to the assault victim.

n Jamie Hall, 31, care of Nutwick Road, Havant, admitted theft of alcohol from Asda in Havant on August 11.

Magistrates imposed a 12-week prison term suspended for 12 months, with a 12-month drug rehabilitation treatment and 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

Hall also admitted failing to surrender to custody on September 19 and received a four-month concurrent suspended sentence.

He must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Hall also admitted breaching a suspended sentence for burglary and was fined £50.

n David Cook, 65, of High Street, Fareham, admitted assault by beating against a woman at his home on September 3.

Magistrates imposed a community order with 10 days of rehabilitation activity requirements.

Cook must pay an £85 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

n Richard Greatorex, 36, of Elmleigh Road, Havant, admitted assault by beating against a woman on August 31 in Havant.

He was fined £400 with a £40 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

n Hamza Sheikh, 27, of Renny Road, Fratton, admitted being drunk and disorderly in Addison Road, Southsea, on August 24.

He was fined £40 with a £30 victim charge and £85 prosecution costs.

Sheikh’s previous six-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months for theft and fraud was extended to last 14 months.,

Magistrates also added 16 days of rehabilitation activity requirements to the previous sentence.