Portsmouth Magistrates' Court - latest update on criminal cases

Dionne McLauchlin, 44, of Beach Road, Southsea, admitted theft of a bank card and fraud by using it to get cash on August 19.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 6:06 pm

Magistrates fined her £150 with a £32 victim surcharge but she was detained in court instead.

Portsmouth navy sailor Steven Hawthorn, 36, of Sages Lea, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter, admitted drink-driving in Norfolk on December 22.

A test showed he had 142 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35.

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Magistrates fined him £846 with an £84 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Hawthorn was banned from driving for 30 months.

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Sam Higgins, 21, of no fixed address, admitted having a knife in public, Edinburgh Road in Portsmouth, on November 10.

He admitted assault by beating in Portsmouth on December 28, and breaching a community order for harassment and failing to surrender.

He admitted sending an offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message on January 6.

And he admitted threatening to burn a property on the same day.

Magistrates jailed him for 32 weeks.

A restraining order bans him from contacting his parents, the victims, for a year.

Higgins must pay a £122 victim surcharge.

James Hoare, 32, of Florence Road, Southsea, was found guilty of stealing a wallet and bank cards on June 12 in 2018, and fraud on the same day.

Hoare admitted failing to surrender to custody at court on January 14 and was fined £50.

Shawn Marfleet, 46, of no fixed address, admitted stalking a woman between July 12 and October 21.

He also admitted stealing £8.55 worth of food from Sainsbury's in Portsmouth on December 11.

Magistrates jailed him for 12 weeks.

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

Jordan Saunders, 27, of Jamaica Place, Gosport, admitted two charges of assault by beating on October 26 in Gosport.

He also admitted failing to turn up at court on December 3.

Magistrates imposed a two-year community order with 32-day relationships course, 15 rehabilitation days and 40 hours' unpaid work.

A restraining order bans him from contacting the victim for two years.

He must pay an £80 victim surcharge and £600 prosecution costs.