Latest update on criminal cases from Portsmouth Magistrates' Court

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John Swift, 38, of Sedgley Close, Portsmouth, admitted stealing chocolate worth £141.85 from Sainsbury's in Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth.

Magistrates detained him in court.

Portsmouth Magistrates' Court. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Portsmouth Magistrates' Court. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Thaker Singh, 37, of Belmont Street, Southsea, admitted assault by beating, using threatening, abusive words or behaviour and a malicious communications offence.

Magistrates imposed a five-month jail term suspended for a year.

He must complete 100 hours' unpaid work.

Singh must pay £300 prosecution costs and a £115 victim surcharge over the incidents between March 30 and April 26 in Havant.

A restraining order bans Singh from contacting the assault victim for 12 months.

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Josh Hughes, 24, of Milton Road, Milton, admitted making off without payment at Prezzo in Eastleigh on June 11.

Magistrates imposed a six-month conditional discharge.

Hughes must pay £75.22 compensation.

Steven Smith 30, of Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, admitted failing to comply with post-sentence supervision.

He was jailed for 14 days.

Nathan Smethurst, 32, of Richard Grove, Gosport, admitted failing to comply with post-supervision requirements.

Smethurst was fined £100 with £60 costs to pay.

Neil Stevens, 65, of Waverley Road, Southsea, admitted drinking in public - breaching a criminal behaviour order.

He also admitted stealing food worth £9.50 from Co-op on September 27, the same day he was spotted drinking.

He admitted breaching a suspended sentence for breaching his sex offenders' register requirements.

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Stevens admitted being drunk and disorderly at Horsham station on July 8, and using a train while drunk - which he was banned from doing under his CBO.

Magistrates jailed him for 18 weeks.

Graeme Donnelly, 36, of Malvern Road, Southsea, admitted assault by beating.

Magistrates imposed a 54-day jail term suspended for a year.

A restraining order bans him from conacting the victim for three years.

He assaulted a woman on June 9 in Portsmouth.

Donnelly must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £310 prosecution costs.

Jennifer Tribe, 47, of Franklin Road, Gosport, admitted dropping a cigarette butt in West Street, Doncaster, on October 6 in 2017.

Magistrates imposed a six-month conditional discharge with a £20 victim surcharge to pay.

Debra Bailey, 46, of Laburnum Grove, Copnor, admitted speeding in London Road, Hilsea, on March 27 in 2018.

Magistrates fined her £76 with a £30 victim surcharge and imposed three points on her licence.