A Basingstoke man stole more than £1,500 worth of power tools from a supermarket warehouse.

Matthew James Knight, of Greenbirch Close in Kempshott, admitted to trespassing at the Ocado warehouse in Andover on January 5 and 8, 2020.

He then made off with a total of £1,739 worth of power tools.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court last Thursday, and was ordered to carry out community service.

He must carry out 80 hours of unpaid work over the next year, and was also ordered to pay compensation of £1,739 to Ocado.

A man has denied committing fraud after allegedly claiming he was sold the wrong games console.

John Carter, of Attwood Close in Basingstoke, allegedly claimed he had been sold a Playstation 2 instead of a Playstation 4.

The offence was said to have taken place in September 2020 in Tadley.

The 32-year-old has further been charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words against two people.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court last Thursday, Carter entered not guilty pleas.

He will now appear at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court for the trial on September 13.

A man has admitted trying to steal from three cars in Basingstoke.

Jay Samuel Davis, of Nursery Road in Alton, admitted to attempting to steal from a Vauxhall Astra, Seat Leon and Toyota Yaris in the town on July 21, 2020.

He also pleaded guilty to drink driving, after being stopped whilst over the limit in one of those vehicles.

He was found to have 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - where the legal limit is 35.

The 22-year-old was fined a total of £593, and was given ten points on his driving licence.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £59.

A man has appeared in court charged with wielding a hammer in Basingstoke.

Nathan Ashley Rogers, of Lancaster Road, is said to have had the offensive weapon in Martin Close, Oakridge, on August 17, 2020.

He is also charged with damaging a Nissan Xtrail.

His case has been adjourned for trial at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on September 27, and he has been released on conditional bail.

The 31-year-old must not enter Martin Close until the culmination of proceedings.

A woman has denied driving whilst under the influence of cocaine.

Sandra Green, of The Hollies in Mapledurwell, was driving a BMW 3 series on St Michael's Road in South Ham in July 2020 when she was allegedly over the drug-drive limit.

She is said to have had cocaine and benzoylecgonine in her system.

The 61-year-old pleaded not guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court last Thursday.

She will now stand trial at Aldershot Magistrates' Court on September 8.

A teenager from Tadley has been given community service after he was found to have annoyed people online.

Reece Grandison, of Ambrose Road, pleaded guilty to causing "annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety" online in December 2020.

He was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work over the next year.

The 19-year-old must also pay a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £40.