In the Courts - latest update

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Graham Lawrence, who was fined �120 at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court for parking in a disabled parking space when falsely displaying a Blue Badge (180604-0832)

‘I can offer no excuse’ says Portsmouth driver who used a Blue Badge that was not his

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

- Hameed Sultani, 41, of Elm Grove, Southsea, admitted assault.

He committed the offence on March 1 at an address in Earlsdon Street.

Magistrates imposed a community order with 35 days of a rehabilitation activity requirement.

A retraining order was also imposed banning him from going to the address.

He must pay a victim surcharge of £60 and £85 costs.

- Jason Atkins, 45, of Barncroft Way, Havant, admitted assault by beating.

Magistrates fined him £100 and told him to pay £75 compensation.

Atkins must also pay a £20 victim surcharge and £45 costs.

He committed the offence on December 15 last year in Southampton.

- Marvin Hill, 23, of Thorncroft Road, Portsmouth, admitted three breaches of a restraining order.

He was jailed for 26 weeks for the offences.

They were committed on June 8, between December 18 and 21 last year, and on January 3 this year.

- Jay King, 41, of Milton Road, Milton, admitted three thefts from Poundland in Commercial Road.

King stole chocolate worth £48 and After Eight chocolates worth £26 on March 20.

The third theft was on April 11 when King stole a box of Toblerone worth £10 from the same store.

Magistrates imposed a community order with a three-month drug rehabilitation requirement.

He must also complete six months as a residential patient.

- Daniel Brain, 35, of Colwell Road, Portsmouth, admitted resisting two police officers in the execution of their duty.

Magistrates imposed a community order for the offence committed on February 2 in Stratton Close, Portsmouth.

He must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement. Brain was fined £10 and must pay a victim surcharge of £60.

- Jordan Lewsley, 20, of Sandcroft Close, Gosport, admitted taking a pedal cycle for the use of himself or another without the consent of the owner.

He was fined £50 for the April 14 offence.

He must pay £80 compensation and a victim surcharge of £20.

- Mark Cockram, 36, of South Street, Havant, admitted assaulting a woman.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge.

He must pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Cockram committed the offence on March 29 in Havant.

He was also banned from going to the Six Bells Public House in North Street, for two years.