A Basingstoke man has been accused of contacting a woman despite being prohibited from doing so.

Andrew Gerald Watson, of Winterthur Way, was banned from speaking to a woman by a restraining order that was imposed by Winchester Crown Court in May.

However, the charge states that the 31-year-old did that between June 17 and 21.

The man has indicated a plea of guilty, and will appear at Winchester Crown Court for sentencing on July 23. He has been remanded into custody in the mean time.

A teenager from Hertfordshire has been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs in Basingstoke.

Kane Kirby, of Golden Dell in Welwyn Garden City, is accused of having 21 wraps of crack cocaine, 30 wraps of diamorphine and 1 wrap of cocaine in his possession in the town on October 26, 2019.

The 18-year-old's case appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Monday (June 22) where the defendant transferred legal aid to a new provider.

His case was mentioned again this Friday (June 26), but the defendant was not expected to attend.

A man from Overton has been charged with assaulting a police officer and wielding a hammer in Andover town centre.

Simon Ronald Beynon, of Pond Close, was accused of assaulting PC Warren on Junction Road, Andover on March 14.

He's also accused of having a hammer in New Street, Andover, without reasonable excuse on April 19.

His case has been adjourned, because of the coronavirus pandemic, until August 4, where his case will be mentioned next.

The 42-year-old has been remanded on bail on the condition that he must not enter New Street, or leave his home address "other than for the purposes of work or any other essential journey as specified by HM Government's coronavirus guidelines".

Mr Beynon has not yet entered a plea.

An Oakridge man will be sentenced in December for the theft of £12,500 worth of valuables earlier this year.

Harry Maggio, of Freemantle Close, indicated a plea of guilty to the charge of stealing a gold bar, a diamond ring and a diamond on January 13.

He appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Friday, June 19, where District Judge Timothy Pattinson deferred setencing until the end of the year.

However, he said that he expects the 28-year-old to save money to recover the items from cash converters, to provide the court with evidence of his earnings and expenditure, to provide documentary proof of the recovery of the items, if possible, and to make and maintain contact with Gamble Aware, or related organisations.

A South Ham man will face trial next month for allegedly damaging property of another man.

Matthew Charles Sims, of Elizabeth Road, is accused of damaging a gate and a window of a property on Stukeley Road in February.

He was also accused of sending an "excessive amount of texts" to a woman, although this has since been withdrawn.

The 26-year-old has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and has been remanded on conditional bail until the trial at Aldershot Magistrates' Court on July 24.

The defendant must not enter Culver Road, Stukeley Road or Knight Street, or contact, directly or indirectly, the complainant of the withdrawn harassment charge.