In the Courts - latest update

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

- William Samphier, 67, of Beaulieu Avenue, Havant, admitted speeding.

He drove a Peugeot in Southampton at over 30mph on May 11, 2014.

Magistrates fined him £100 and ordered him to pay a victim surcharge of £20.

He must also pay £85 costs and has had three points put on his licence.

- Nadine Ashton, 41, of Michael Crook Close, Havant, admitted stealing a purse containing bank cards, £30 cash and keys.

She committed the offence on April 17 last year in Waterlooville. Magistrates imposed a £110 fine.

She must pay a £20 victim surcharge and costs of £100.

- Thai Allan, 24, of Chaffinch Green, Waterlooville, admitted possessing a quantity of cannabis.

He had the class B drug in Waterlooville on April 17.

Magistrates imposed a £165 fine. Allan must pay a £20 victim surcharge, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150.

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

- Mark Mitchell, 49, of Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, was found guilty of assaulting a woman twice by beating.

Magistrates imposed a community order for the offences, one between November 23 and 26 last year, and the second on November 22.

Mitchell must complete eight sessions of an alcohol intervention requirement with nine months supervision.

He must also pay £200 compensation, a £60 victim surcharge and £650 costs.

Magistrates imposed a restraining order banning him from contacting the woman for a year.

- Dean Blakeley, 44, of Braintree Road, Wymering, damaged a door.

It happened on April 18 in Elkstone Road, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth. He was fined £150 and must pay £191.98 compensation.

Blakeley must also pay a £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

- Samuel Clarke, 24, of James Close, Gosport, admitted assault by beating.

Magistrates imposed an 18-month conditional discharge. He must pay a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £45. He must also pay a £150 courts charge.

The offence happened in Portsmouth on May 7.

- Anthony Ferreira, 32, of New Road East, Copnor, was found guilty of harassment.

He called, attended an address and made comments on social media about a woman.

Magistrates imposed a restraining order banning Ferreira from contacting the woman. Ferreira was given a six-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

He must pay a victim surcharge £80 and £2,000 costs.