A TADLEY woman who slashed another woman’s tyres and “sent her husband numerous text messages” has been given a community order.

Sophie Mitchell pleaded guilty at Basingstoke magistrates court to stalking a woman in Tadley between March 1 and March 25.

The stalking included slashing the victim’s tyres on March 6, sending the victim’s husband “numerous” texts, being seen outside her home on March 8, driving past her home on March 20 while revving her engine and playing loud music, and “rattling the side gate” of her address on March 24.

Miss Mitchell also admitted causing £1,250 in criminal damage to the victim’s tyres on March 6 and being in possession of a lock-knife in public on March 8.

The 33-year-old Priors Road resident was placed under a two-month electronic curfew and given a two-year restraining order against the victim and her husband.

She was also made to pay £500 in compensation.


A DRIVER who allegedly under the influence of alcohol was later found to be in possession of a class B drug.

Luke Springer, of Aldershot Road, Aldershot, was driving a grey Ford in Farnborough Road, Aldershot, on March 21 when he was allegedly found to have 46 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

On the same day, Mr Springer was also allegedly found to be in possession of one gram of ketamine at Basingstoke police station.

The case was due to be heard at Basingstoke magistrates court this month but could not proceed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 27-year-old defendant has been remanded on unconditional bail with a new hearing date of May 14 pencilled in as a holding date.


A MAN has been charged with drink driving after allegedly getting behind the wheel while double the drink driving limit.

Nicholas Cronje, of Impstone Road, Pamber Heath, was allegedly found driving a Silver Seat Leon in Tadley on March 20 with 79 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He was remanded on unconditional bail at Basingstoke magistrates court earlier this month, with his case now due to be heard in the same court on May 14.


A DRIVER who was clocked at more than double the speed limit has seen her hearing delayed because of coronavirus.

Joanna Spice, of Ox Drove, Burghclere, was caught driving an Audi at 64mph in Newtown on November 20, last year. The speed limit on the road was 30mph.

The 39-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence via single justice procedure in February and her case was due to be heard at Aldershot magistrates court during the first week of April.

However, the hearing was delayed “due to the situation regarding Covid-19” and has now been pencilled in for May 14 at the same court.


THE hearing of a Berkshire man who drove a motorcycle through Whitchurch without the correct licence has been adjourned until next month.

Mark Legg, of Baydon Road, Lambourn, had been driving a Honda CB500S in Newbury Street on December 4, last year.

He was found to be doing so without the correct licence, while he also did not have the correct insurance in place.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty to the offences via single justice procedure and was due to be sentenced last week, however the case has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The new date is May 12 at Aldershot magistrates court.