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

- John Libby, 33, of Waverley Road, Southsea, admitted stealing aftershave and perfumes from Superdrug in Portsmouth on April 27.

The goods were worth £141.50.

Magistrates imposed a six-month conditional discharge.

He must pay a £15 victim surcharge and a criminal courts charge of £150.

- Aimee Hooper, 20, of Finchdean Road, Havant, admitted two assaults by beating.

Both offences happened on January 18 in Havant.

She must pay two £85 fines, £150 in compensation and a victim surcharge of £20, and also £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

- Matthew Kettle, 27, of Winterslow Drive, admitted assaulting a woman by beating her.

Magistrates imposed a £100 fine for the December 26 offence in Havant last year.

He must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He also admitted damaging the glass window of a front door in Havant on February 2 this year.

Kettle must pay £215.54 compensation.

- Robert Patrick, 20, of Anthony Grove, Gosport, admitted drug-driving.

He was stopped in Portsmouth driving a Volkswagen Golf on March 8.

A test revealed he had a concentration of Tetrahydrocannabinol greater than seven micrograms per litre, exceeding the specified limit of 2ug/L.

Magistrates imposed a £280 fine.

He must also pay a £28 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Patrick was banned from driving for 12 months.

- Andrey Artyushin, 54, of no fixed address, admitted assaulting a man by beating him.

Magistrates imposed a £500 fine for the offence between May 21 and 22 in Portsmouth.

He must pay £50 compensation and a £50 victim surcharge.

Artyushin was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

- Jason Barnett, 43, of Purcell Close, Waterlooville, admitted harassment.

Magistrates imposed a community order for the offence between January 1 and March 22.

He must complete 12 months of supervision.

Magistrates imposed a restraining order banning him from contacting the victim under certain circumstances and going to an address. He must pay a victim surcharge of £60 and £85 costs.

- Bradley Bessey, 27, of Portland Terrace, Southsea, admitted damaging a glass panel of a front door,

Magistrates imposed a community order for the April 18 offence in Portsmouth.

He must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 26 days.

Bessey must pay a £150 criminal courts charge.