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The following cases have been heard by magistrates in the Portsmouth area.

- Ryan Noyce, 35, of Southway, Gosport, admitted stealing two jars of coffee worth £14.78 from Welcome store in Gosport.

He committed the offence on August 11.

Noyce also admitted stealing two bottles of Ariel detergent worth £12 from a Texaco petrol station in Gosport.

He further admitted stealing meat and cheese worth £30.56 from a Welcome store in Gosport on August 6.

Noyce must pay £57.34 in compensation, a £150 criminal courts charge, a £15 victim surcharge and £30 prosecution costs.

Magistrates handed him a six-month conditional discharge.

- Richard Ingram, 28, of Shanklin Place, Fareham, was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Magistrates handed him a community order with a three-month curfew and electronic tagging.

Ingram must pay £200 compensation for the May 22 offence against a man in Fareham. He must also pay £200 prosecution costs and a £1,000 criminal courts charge.

- Billy Dearing, 21, of Hollam Road, Milton, admitted assaulting a person by beating in Locksway Road, Milton, on June 25.

He further admitted using threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour.

Dearing also admitted two charges of criminal damage after damaging bikes.

And he admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress.

Magistrates handed him a community order with a four-month drug rehabilitation requirement and a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 20 days. He must pay £200 compensation and a criminal courts charge of £150.

- Ovidiu Loghin, 41, of Henderson Road, Southsea, was found guilty of drink-driving a Skoda Superb in Rodney Road, Portsmouth, on November 6 last year.

A test revealed he had 133 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, nearly four times the 35mg legal limit.

Magistrates gave him a 14-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

He was banned from driving for 30 months and must pay an £80 victim surcharge and £650 prosecution costs.

-Nathan Jacob, 33, of Stakes Road, Waterlooville, admitted assaulting a woman by beating in Dukes Walk, Waterlooville, on October 8.

Magistrates handed him a 12-month conditional discharge with a £15 victim surcharge.

He must pay a £150 criminal courts charge.

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