Portsmouth In the Courts – latest update

Court round-up
Court round-up
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n John Smith, 49, of Copnor Road, Portsmouth, admitted assaulting a woman by beating.

He was given a community order with a 32-day building better relationships course and a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 60 days. Smith committed the offence on June 21 in Portsmouth.

He was given a restraining order banning him from contacting the victim.

He must pay a £60 victim surcharge, £100 prosecution costs and £150 courts charge.

n Wayne Bailey, 45, of Chaffinch Green, Waterlooville, admitted making a phone call conveying a threat for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety.

He committed the offence under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 on August 2 in Waterlooville.

Magistrates imposed a community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 20 days.

He must pay a £60 victim surcharge, £50 costs to the prosecution service and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Bailey further admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

n Sean Mullender, 23, of New Road, Portsmouth, admitted two counts of fraud by false representation.

He committed the offences on September 23 and 26 and the frauds were worth £420.

Magistrates jailed him for 26 weeks and he must pay a £180 criminal courts charge.

n Daniel Hopkins, 23, of Middle Park Way, Havant, admitted drink-driving.

He was stopped in Northern Road driving a Skoda Fabia on September 12.

A test revealed he had 102 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than the 35mg limit.

Magistrates banned him from driving for 24 months.

He received a community order with a 28-day curfew and electronic monitoring.

He must pay a £60 victim surcharge, £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

n Billy Maguire, 18, of Francis Avenue, Southsea, admitted criminal damage.

He damaged three garden fence panels worth £120 belonging to a woman on September 19.

Magistrates handed him a 12-month conditional discharge.

He must pay £120 compensation, a £15 victim surcharge, £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

n Richard Matanababa, 43, care of Falklands Block, HMS Nelson, Portsmouth, admitted assaulting a woman by beating her.

He committed the offence on September 18 in Elson Road, Gosport.

Magistrates handed him a 12-month conditional discharge.

He must pay a £15 victim surcharge, £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.