Portsmouth Magistrates' Court - latest update on criminal cases

Here’s a round-up of some of the recent cases before Portsmouth magistrates.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 11:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 1:28 pm

Kenneth Parkman, 19, of High Street, Sandown, Isle of Wight, admitted stealing £626 Gucci sunglasses on August 1 at Whiteley.

He also admitted breaching a community order for theft.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 12 days' rehabilitation activities.

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Parkman must pay a £90 victim surcharge.

Mark Walkley, 39, of Bramdean Drive, Havant, was jailed for 49 weeks.

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Walkley admitted seven charges of theft, and breaching a suspended sentence for 11 shoplifting offences.

Ben Brown, 25, of Wynter Road, Southampton, admitted cannabis drug-driving on the A27 at Park Gate on August 15.

Magistrates fined him £280 with a 12-month driving ban.

He must pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Natasha Hall, 30, of Portsmouth Road, Cosham, admitted using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Hall was fined £40 for the July 27 offence.

She must pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Takudzwa Mukono, 22, of Manor Park Avenue, Baffins, admitted drink-driving in Paulsgrove Road on October 5.

A test revealed he had 138 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The limit is 80.

Magistrates fined him £120 with a 17-month driving ban.

He must pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Chelsea Paintin, 26, of Botley Drive, Havant, admitted jointly stealing £656.35 worth of toys at Sainsbury's in Portsmouth on November 6.

Magistrates imposed an 18-month conditional discharge with £21 victim surcharge and £50 costs.

Mark Skyrme, 41, of Hayling Avenue, Baffins, admitted drink-driving in Lake Road on December 6.

A breath test showed he had 78 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

He admitted having a small bag of amphetamine, a class B drug.

He was fined £120 with an 18-month driving ban.

He must pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He also admitted having five small bags of cannabis, a class B drug.

The drugs must be destroyed.

Jack Stray, 24, of Billy Lawn Avenue, Leigh Park, admitted cannabis drug-driving in Sherfield Avenue, Havant, on August 25.

He was fined £80 with a 12-month ban.

Stray must pay a £32 victim surcharge and £50 costs.