Latest cases update from Portsmouth Magistrates' Court

Here are some of the latest criminal cases heard at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

By Ben Fishwick
Thursday, 27th August 2020, 11:25 am
Updated Thursday, 27th August 2020, 12:37 pm

Justin Fray, 50, of Arminers Close, Gosport, admitted stealing a TV from Asda in Gosport on March 4. He admitted a second theft on the same day of a bigger TV.

He was fined £80.

Nicholas McJury, 53, of Whiteacres Close, Gosport, admitted stealing a guitar from Sue Ryder charity store on October 24.

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Portsmouth Magistrates' Court. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

He was convicted of stealing a bike on October 23 in Gosport.

McJury admitted stealing brandy from Asda in Gosport on March 7, and breaching a conditional discharge.

He must pay £24.50 compensation.

Magistrates imposed a six-week jail sentence suspended for six months.

He admitted failing to surrender to court on July 30.

Kim Johnson, 34, care of Hyde Park Road, Southsea, admitted stealing groceries and alcohol worth £330.45 from Sainsbury's on January 1.

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Magistrates imposed a six-week jail term suspended for six months with 12 days' rehabilitation activities.

He must pay a £122 victim surcharge.

He admitted breaching a previous suspended sentence. This was extended to a 34-week term suspended for 19 months.

Callum Brooks, 21, of Grateley Crescent, Leigh Park, admitted cannabis drug-driving on November 30 last year.

He was fined £80 with a 12-month ban. He must pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Stephen Jennings, 22, of Robin Gardens, Wecock Farm, admitting drink-driving in Hulbert Road on July 4.

A test showed he had 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The limit is 35.

He was fined £400 with a £40 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Jennings was banned from driving for 12 months.

Matthew Lindsay, 39, of Seafield Road, Fareham, admitted careless driving and failing to stop after crashing into a lamppost in Dore Avenue, Fareham, on April 16.

He was fined £500 with a £50 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Magistrates imposed nine points on his licence.

Ria Clarke, 35, of Ibis Hotel, Fratton Way, Southsea, admitted jointly stealing £66.50 worth of alcohol on May 23 from Tesco.

She admitted jointly stealing clothes from TK Maxx at Ocean Retail Park on June 19.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge with £100 compensation to pay.

Tommy Fletcher, 24, of Broom Square, Milton, admitted drink-driving in Buckingham Street on July 4.

A test showed he had 59 microgrammes of alcohol in breath.

He was fined £265 with a 14-month ban.

He must pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

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