A WOMAN who threatened to set fire to a hospital will appear at Winchester Crown Court next month.

Abigail Forder, of Sandys Road, had initially denied the charge, which was alleged to have taken place in Basingstoke on August 28, last year.

But she pleaded guilty to the offence at Basingstoke magistrates court on Thursday, January 23.

The 23-year-old also admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards two people on the same date.

She will now appear at crown court on February 21, where she will be sentenced for her threat to “burn the hospital”.

The threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour charge also put her in breach of a pre-existing crown court suspended sentence and will be dealt with in Winchester on the same date.

SUSPECTED drug dealers appeared at Basingstoke magistrates court this week, charged with conspiring to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Tyne Cox, of Mauritius Close, Basingstoke, and Adam Harman and Stacey Knock, from Devon, appeared in court to face charges of supplying the drugs in Basingstoke between December 1, 2018, and October 9, 2019.

All three defendants will face a crown court trial in Winchester on February 26.

A 17-year-old from London also appeared in court to face the same charges. He was remanded on unconditional bail until February 6.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a fifth man, 41-year-old Dennis Taylor, of Shoreditch, London, for the same charges.

A BASINGSTOKE man who assaulted two paramedics has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Reece Webber, of Dove Close, assaulted two emergency workers in Basingstoke on January 7. He then admitted to the two offences at Basingstoke magistrates court on Monday, January 27.

The 28-year-old was given a 12 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

Magistrates also made him pay £200 for a separate offence of causing criminal damage to a woman’s bedroom door.

A BUSINESS has been made to pay more than £67,000 after breaching health and safety regulations.

Lane Roofing Contractors, based in Perry Barr, Birmingham, admitted failing to ensure that work to remove an asbestos roof at Lok n Store, in Chineham, was appropriately supervised and carried out safely.

Basingstoke magistrates fined the company £60,000 and made it pay £7,164,80 in costs.

A WEST Berkshire man has admitted to stealing £185 worth of goods from Tesco in Chineham.

Dean Chapman, of Upper Bucklebury, pleaded guilty in court this week to two counts of theft from the same store in the space of a fortnight.

On November 2, 2019, he stole £105 worth of items from the store, before taking another £80 of goods on November 16.

Magistrates made him pay £185 in compensation. He was not fined or made to pay costs due to lack of means.

A TEENAGER will appear in court next month to be sentenced for assaulting a police officer

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of assaulting a police officer, and also damaging the windscreen of a police car, in Market Place, Basingstoke, on Friday, January 24.

He pleaded guilty to the charges at Basingstoke magistrates court on Monday, January 27.

A SOUTHAMPTON man was banned from driving for six months.

Roman Lipa, of Derby Road, failed to stop for a police officer on the M3 near Basingstoke on December 3, 2019.

The 36-year-old was also driving without the correct insurance or license.

At Basingstoke magistrates court last week, he was fined £220 and made to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

He was also fined £40 for having previously failed to surrender to custody.