Portsmouth sex offender must pay £180 after deleting WhatsApp chat history

DEFENDANTS at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court have been sentenced for their crimes.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 7:00 am

Raymond Russell, 25, of Castle Street, Portchester, admitted cannabis drug-driving in East Street, Fareham, on September 13 last year.

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

He was banned from driving for 18 months.

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Anthony Carpenter, 28, of Sil Close Road, Shepton Mallet in Somerset, admitted driving while banned in Magdala Road, Cosham, and without insurance, on March 4.

He admitted breaching a community order for two charges of assault by beating and criminal damage.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 60 hours' unpaid work and 30 days' rehabilitation activities.

He must pay a £95 surcharge and £85 costs.

Joseph Joyce, 20, of Witts Hill, Southampton, admitted being drunk and disorderly on the A27 at Cams Hill in Portchester on February 23.

He was fined £50 with a £24 surcharge and £85 costs.

Joyce admitted assaulting an emergency worker, a police officer, and was fined £200.

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Matthew Messenger, 34, of Heather Road, Petersfield, admitted failing to provide a specimen of breath on February 21 at Portsmouth police investigation centre.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 100 hours' unpaid work, £95 surcharge, £85 costs and an 18-month ban.

Dominic Haynes, 31, of Shackleton Road, Gosport, admitted drink-driving in Marles Close, Gosport, on February 20.

He had 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates fined him £500 with a £50 surcharge and £85 costs.

He was banned from driving for 17 months.

Mark Norval, 42, of Laburnum Road, Waterlooville, admitted drink-driving in Southampton Road, Cosham, on December 30.

A test revealed he had 108 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 10 days' rehabilitation activities and 100 hours' unpaid work.

He must pay a £95 surcharge and serve a 24-month ban.

Paul Morton, 58, of Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham, admitted flouting his sexual harm prevention order by deleting his history on WhatsApp on October 19.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 15 days' rehabilitation activities and 40 hours' unpaid work.

He must pay a £95 surcharge and £85 costs.

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