In the Courts – latest update

Portsmouth Magistrates Court
Portsmouth Magistrates Court
Zachary Lewandowski, 25, of Winchester Road, Portsmouth, the 100th person to be prosecuted over parking

Council marks its 100th victory in court on parking fraudsters

0
Have your say

n Dawn Collins, 49, of Howe Road, Gosport, was found guilty of stealing groceries worth £17.74 from Morrisons in Gosport on October 27 last year.

She was given a six-month conditional discharge with £13.24 compensation to pay, a £15 victim surcharge and £185 prosecution costs..

n Nathan Roberts, 27, of Ibsley Grove, Havant, admitted assault by beating in Portsmouth on November 28 last year.

Magistrates imposed a community order with a 32-day building better relationships course and 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

A restraining order bans him from contacting the victim except in certain circumstances for two years.

Roberts must pay a £60 victim surcharge and £200 prosecution costs.

n Carl Shotton, 49, of Waverley Road, Southsea, was found guilty in his absence of driving without insurance in Outram Road on September 9 last year.

He was fined £120 and banned from driving for six months.

Shotton must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £50 prosecution costs.

n Nicholas Walters, 40, of St Luke’s Road, Gosport, admitted stealing a coat worth £265 from Hugo Boss on February 25 last year.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £50 prosecution costs.

Magistrates ordered a de-tagger to be forfeited and destroyed.

n Lee James, 33, of no fixed address, admitted stealing various tools and equipment in Netherton Road, Gosport, on October 6 last year.

He was handed a 20-week prison sentence because he has a record of persistent stealing and is serving a sentence.

n Paul Pottinger, 40, of Magennis Close, Gosport, admitted causing harassment, alarm or distress in Gosport on October 22 last year.

He was handed a community order with 40 hours unpaid work.

He must pay a £60 victim surcharge and £40 prosecution costs.

n Christopher Fagan, 36, of High Lawn Way, Leigh Park, admitted criminal damage.

He damaged a front door belonging to Havant Borough Council on January 23 in Prospect Lane.

He was fined £100 with a £20 victim surcharge and £50 prosecution costs.

Fagan was also fined £100 after admitting trespassing on the railway lines at Warblington train station.

He committed that offence on January 9.

n Stephanie Sopp, 27, of Kingston Road, Fratton, admitted stealing jewellery worth £5 from Boots in Portsmouth.

She was given a six-month conditional discharge with a £15 victim surcharge to pay.

Sopp must also pay £35 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.