A Basingstoke woman who spat in a police van after stating she had been "coughing for weeks" at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been given a community order.

Emily Paige Ward, of Eastrop Way, also admitted to assaulting two police officers on April 29.

It was the next day when the 20-year-old spat in the van, which was at the police investigation centre in Viables. It required professional cleaning.

Ward also admitted a public order offence against police officers Jenni Lawrence and PC Tune, causing them harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

The court heard that under a month later, there was a second incident that involved the assault of a police officer.

PC Bonner was responding to an incident at her address on May 22 in Eastrop when she assaulted him.

After being arrested, she also damaged a holding cell.

She was ordered to pay a total of £225 in compensation, and was given community service for a year.

Ward must complete 25 rehabilitation activity days as part of that order.

A woman from Tadley who had stood accused of drink driving has had her case dismissed.

Lily-Anne Morris, of Herriard Way, was accused of the offence after it was said that she was caught behind the wheel of a vehicle whilst unfit to drive through alcohol, on Shaw Lane and Bishopswood Lane in Baughurst on December 10, 2019.

The charge stated that she had 62 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, where the legal limit is 35.

But District Judge Timothy Pattinson found the 26-year-old not guilty last week. She had maintained her innocence since first appearing at court on January 7 of this year.

The case was dismissed, with Morris' legal costs to be paid from central funds.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of a man from Hook after he was accused of assaulting two police officers.

Daniel Jacobs, of Watlington, was charged with the assault by beating of PC Laura Monday and PC Jason Crabb on February 17.

Due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court last week, Jacobs did not attend, and a warrant was issued for the 33-year-old's arrest.

An Overton man caught travelling more than 80 miles per hour on the A34 last year has been disqualified from driving.

Ross Soper-Dyer, of London Road in Southington, was clocked travelling at 83 mph on the A34 at Great Litchfield Down, near Whitchurch.

Basingstoke Magistrates' Court heard last weekend that the offence happened on October 21, 2019.

The 44-year-old was fined £380 and disqualified from driving for six months, due to repeat offending.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £38 and costs of £85.

A Surrey man has been disqualified from driving after being caught with no insurance in Basingstoke.

Oleh Bubniv, of Woking Road in Surrey, was fined £660 and disqualified from driving for a year after being caught with no insurance policy on his Chevrolet Spark.

The 21-year-old was at Black Dam roundabout when he was caught.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and costs of £85.