Portsmouth thug jailed for attack on shop worker - magistrates' court latest

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

By Ben Fishwick
Saturday, 12th December 2020, 2:04 pm

Dinesh Bantawa, 36, of East Street, Fareham, was found guilty of stealing meat worth £73.84 from Tesco in Portsmouth on July 3.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 15 days' rehabilitation activities.

He was fined £200 with £73.84 compensation to pay.

Portsmouth Magistrates' Court. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Thomas Chandler, 28, of Southwood Road, Hilsea, admitted failing to comply with a community order.

Magistrates extended the order with 18 days' rehabilitation activities.

He was fined £116 with £60 costs.

Christopher Richards, 39, of Myria Way, Gosport, admitted having amphetamine, a class B drug, on January 12 in Portsmouth.

He was fined £60. An order was made to destroy the drug.

Richards admitted stealing three packs of razors worth £24 from Superdrug in Gosport on March 7.

Magistrates fined him £100 with a £32 surcharge.

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Neal Stacey, 53, of George Street, Buckland, admitted assault by beating on June 30.

Magistrates jailed him for 12 weeks - it was a nighttime attack against a shop worker who was grabbed by the neck.

Stacey must pay a £128 victim surcharge.

Lee Cattrall, 29, of Aylward Street, Portsea, admitted damaging a door in Basingstoke on February 25.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 20 days' rehabilitation activities and 40 hours' unpaid work.

He must pay a £90 surcharge and £85 costs.

James Farrow, 44, of Compton Road, Hilsea, was found guilty of failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a BMW who was alleged to be guilty of an offence on April 10.

Magistrates fined him £660 with a six-month ban.

Farrow was also convicted of the same offence relating to March 18 and fined £660 with a £132 surcharge and £85 costs.

Jamie Holmes, 31, of North End Avenue, North End, admitted driving without insurance in Kingston Road, Fratton, on June 29 last year.

Magistrates imposed a £450 fine with £45 surcharge and £85 costs.

Magistrates imposed six points on his licence but he was not banned as he would not have been able to pay child maintenance if he lost his driving licence.

Cerys Lester, 19, of Rowlands Square, Petersfield, admitted causing racially-aggravated harassment, alarm or distress on October 15 last year in Portsmouth.

Magistrates ordered her to pay £75 compensation.

She admitted damaging items.

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