A WOMAN who admitted to stealing clothes, coffee pods and toiletries from two Basingstoke shops has avoided a fine.

Debbie Cottrell appeared before magistrates to face two charges of thefts which took place on January 18.

The 40-year-old Spinney Court resident pleaded guilty to stealing coffee pods, conditioner, shampoo, toilet tissues and nappies worth a total of £99 from Tesco, plus children’s clothes and an adult hoodie from Primark.

Miss Cottrell was given a 12 month conditional discharge and did not have to pay compensation as the stolen goods were recovered.

She was, however, made to pay a £41 victim surcharge for the two offences.

A MAN who denied beating two women has been found guilty of two charges of assault.

Tulsi Pasad Gurung, of Coleman Close, Basingstoke appeared at the town magistrates court where he faced charges of assaulting two women by beating on Tadley on May 31, last year.

He initially denied the charges but was found guilty the following day.

The 40-year-old was made to pay £100 in compensation and £725 in costs.

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl has been referred to a youth offender panel after causing damage to a Ford Focus.

The offence was committed on February 28 and the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the charge at Basingstoke magistrates court.

She was referred to a youth offender panel for a contract having effect for four months.

A LORRY driver has been hit with a bill of more than £500 for failing to use the appropriate straps to secure a load to his vehicle.

Nicholas Beevis, of East Grinstead, in West Sussex, was driving a Scania lorry on the M3 near Basingstoke on September 10, last year.

The load on his vehicle was found “not secured” due to the straps not being suitable and in such a way that “involved a danger of injury” to others.

The 42-year-old was proved guilty via single justice procedure and fined £440 and given three points on his driving licence.

He was also made to pay a £44 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

A KINGSCLERE driver has been given four points on her licence after speeding at 50mph in a 30mph zone.

Amanda Taylor, of Coppice Road, faced charges dating back to an incident that took place in Tadley on January 18.

She was found guilty via single justice procedure and fine £80, made to pay a £32 victim surcharge as well as £85 in costs.

A BASINGSTOKE man has been fined after breaching a non-molestation order.

Terence McDonnell, of Edison House, in Winchester Road, had been prevented from contacting a woman by Basingstoke family court on February 20.

But over the course of the following three days he did so via phone, putting him in breach of the order.

He indicated a plea of guilty to the charges at Basingstoke magistrates court and was fined £461.

The 43-year-old was also made to pay a £46 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

TRACEY Donnelly has been sentenced to seven days in prison after failing to pay a fine of more than £2,00.

A fine of £2186.90 had been imposed on the 45-year-old in July 2017, but she was found to have defaulted on that payment.