Portsmouth Magistrates' Court - latest update on criminal cases

Here are some of the recent cases before magistrates in Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 11:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 2:35 pm

Dominic Blackall, 20, of Hulbert Road, Waterlooville, admitted having two grams of ketamine, a class B drug, on April 7 in 2018.

Magistrates imposed a nine-month conditional discharge with £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Aaron Broome, 31, of Inverness Avenue, Fareham, was jailed for six weeks.

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He admitted burglary at The Slug and Lettuce in Fareham on November 20 last year.

And he admitted assaulting two police officers, and using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress.

He was ordered to pay a £122 victim surcharge but was detained in court instead.

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Tatenda Maramba, 22, of Coburg Street, Landport, admitted having 27g of cannabis, a class B drug, on August 6 in 2018.

Magistrates imposed a nine-month conditional discharge with £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

The drug must be destroyed.

Daniel Plumstead, 32, of St Pirans Avenue, Baffins, admitted drug-driving with a cocaine byproduct in his blood on June 15 last year.

He was caught on the M27 at Portsmouth.

Plumstead was fined £135 with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He was banned from driving for a year.

James Durber, 35, of no fixed address, admitted stealing two make-up advent calendars worth £80 from Boots in Fareham on November 14.

He also admitted taking £39.98 worth of gift sets the day before, and two Ted Baker sets worth £90 on November 18.

He admitted failing to turn up at court on December 31.

Magistrates imposed a six-month conditional discharge with £170 compensation to pay.

Ashley Watson, 27, of Ashford Close, Wymering, admitted stealing alcohol worth £136 from Tesco in Portsmouth on October 29 last year.

Magistrates imposed a six-month conditional discharge.

He must pay a £21 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

A foil-lined bag must be destroyed.

Sean Collins, 35, of Laburnum Road, Waterlooville, admitted jointly stealing a 43in TV from Asda in Portsmouth on December 11.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge with a £21 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Shaun Higginson, 46, of no fixed address, admitted begging in London Road on December 12.

He was fined £50 with a £32 victim surcharge. He was detained in court instead.