In the Courts - latest cases

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Here is all the latest information on the sentencing by magistrates’ across the Portsmouth area.

- Jack Andrews, 19, of North End Avenue, North End, was found guilty of assaulting a man by beating.

He committed the offence on April 6 at Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth.

Magistrates imposed an eight-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months,

He must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 25 days.

Andrews must also complete 12 months of supervision.

He must pay £50 compensation and a £150 criminal courts charge.

He further admitted failing to surrender to custody on July 1.

- Robert King, 65, of Renny Road, Fratton, admitted dishonestly making a statement or representation to the Department for Work and Pensions which was false.

He was fined £70 and must pay a victim surcharge of £20 and £85 prosecution costs. He committed the offence on August 10, 2013, in Portsmouth in relation to Employment Support Allowance.

- Melanie Geer, 36, of Soberton Road, Havant, admitted wilfully obstructing the free passage along a highway, namely Leigh Road.

She committed the offence on August 16 under section 137(1) of the Highways Act 1980.

Magistrates discharged her absolutely for the offence.

She was ordered to pay a £150 criminal courts charge.

- Christopher Tolfrey, 25, of Frogmore Road, Fratton, admitted stealing a bottle of Glenfiddich worth £22.05 from Co-op.

He was fined £100 for the June 22 offence in Wickham.

Tolfrey must pay a £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

- Michelle Walker, 31, of Queen Street, Portsea, admitted three counts of theft.

On August 16 she stole cosmetics worth £80.87 from Boots in Gunwharf Quays.

Earlier on August 13 she stole cosmetics worth £100 from the same shop.

Then on August 14 she stole hairspray from the same shop.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge.

She must pay a £150 criminal courts charge and £100 compensation.

- David Ellis, 27, of Highlands Road, Fareham, admitted fishing or taking fish otherwise in accordance with a licence by means of a rod and line.

He committed the offence in Havant on May.

The offence was under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975.

He must pay a £65 fine, a £20 victim surcharge, £50 costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.