Here are the latest updates from Portsmouth’s courts

Here’s our latest update from Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

Dennis Brown, 63, of Albert Street, Gosport, was convicted of two charges of sending a communication that was indecent, obscene or of menacing character.

Picture: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Picture: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

He did so between March 5 and 17, and March 18 and April 11.

Magistrates imposed a community order with 10 days of rehabilitation activities. Brown must pay an £85 victim surcharge and £200 prosecution costs.

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Hannah Francis, 32, of Auckland Road East, Southsea, admitted common assault.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order, 15 days of rehabilitation activities and 45 hours of unpaid work for the September 10 assault in Halliday Crescent.

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

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Lynette Hoare, 59, of Frosthole Close, Fareham, admitted common assault on October 23 at her home.

Magistrates imposed a six-month conditional discharge with year-long restraining order.

Magistrates ordered her to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Russell Cates, 49, of Chilcote Road, Copnor, admitted driving without insurance  in Holbrook Road, Portsmouth, on November 16 last year.

Magistrates fined him £80 with a £30 victim surcharge and six-month driving ban.

Jack Craig, 24, of Hazelwood Road, Melksham, admitted common assault on May 7 in Portsmouth.

Magistrates imposed a community order with 15 days of rehabilitation activities and 80 hours of unpaid work.

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

Shaun Lewis, 35, of Northway, Bridgemary, admitted damaging a window. He cause £1,000 worth of damage.

Magistrates imposed a two-month jail term suspended for a year.

He must complete 12 months' supervision, 20 days of rehabilitation activities and a thinking skills programme.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £495 compensation for the August 23 offence.

He admitted breaching a conditional discharge for criminal damage. No separate penalty was imposed.

Grant Frampton, 28, of no fixed address, admitted taking a car and crashing it on October 22 in Fareham.

Magistrates jailed him for four months as he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Magistrates banned him from driving for a year and two months. He also admitted having no insurance for the Ford Ka he drove in Mill Lane.