In the Courts - latest update

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Here is our latest update on cases heard at magistrates’ courts around the area.

- Tony Andrews, 43, of Fourth Street, Portsmouth, admitted stealing two bottles of wine from Tesco.

He took the wine worth £8.68 on March 26 in Portsmouth.

Magistrates fined him £25, told him to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £25 costs.

He also admitted committing the offence while under a 12-month conditional discharge for theft on September 26 last year. Andrews was fined £50 for the two previous theft convictions.

- Daniel Powell, 33, of Waverley Road, Southsea, admitted possessing a quantity of cannabis. Magistrates gave him a six-month conditional discharge.

He must pay a £15 victim surcharge and a criminal courts charge of £180.

The cannabis was ordered to be forfeited under section 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and destroyed.

- Conner Clark, 21, of no fixed address, admitted assaulting a woman and causing actual bodily harm.

Clark was handed a community order for the December 29 offence in London Road, Portsmouth.

He must complete an employment training and education activity for eight days. He must also undergo 18 months of supervision.

- Paul Cox, 48, of Furze Lane, Milton, admitted stealing three bottles of wine belonging to the Mary Rose Trust.

Magistrates imposed a community order with 60 hours of unpaid work.

He must pay £78 of compensation and a £60 victim surcharge. Cox committed the offences on November 28, November 29 and December 6 last year.

- Jack Hockaday, 38, of Cecil Place, Southsea, admitted stealing a shirt and jumper worth £114.50 from Knight & Lee. He also admitted assaulting a worker at the store by beating him in a violent struggle involving members of the public.

Hockaday committed the offence on April 3.

He also admitted breaching a restraining order by telephoning a woman. Magistrates jailed Hockaday for 20 weeks for the three offences.

- Yasmin McCue, 23, of Kingston Road, Fratton, admitted breaching a restraining order.

She telephoned and sent text messages to a man she was prohibited from doing so by a restraining order.

She was jailed for 12 weeks for the offence.

She must pay a victim surcharge of £80.

- Bradley Reade, 29, of Whitworth Road, Gosport, admitted stealing a DVD player worth £100.

Reade was jailed for four months by the district judge.

He committed the offence between April 29 and May 2 while serving a two-year conditional discharge.

Reade must pay £100 compensation, an £80 victim surcharge and a £150 criminal courts charge.