A man has been found guilty of assaulting a police officer in Basingstoke.

George Henry Britten, of Holly Meadows in Winchester, had denied assaulting custody detention officer David Flavin in the town.

But magistrates found him guilty of the offence, which took place on December 23, 2019, after a trial.

The 23-year-old was also convicted of failing to attend Magistrates’ Court on January 22, 2020 and November 12, 2020.

The case has been adjourned pending sentencing.

An Alton man has been jailed after assaulting a police officer in Basingstoke.

Craig Stuart Balfour, of Meryton Drive in Medstead, admitted assaulting constable Benjamin Broomfield in the town on September 2 last year.

He also pleaded guilty to two offences of harassing Mr Broomfield, and another, on the same day.

The 30-year-old was jailed for 12 weeks after Magistrates labelled it a deliberate attack on a public servant.

He was given eight-week sentences for the public order offences, which will run concurrently.

A man has been given a curfew after a string of offences including stealing £70 of alcohol from Co-Op.

Frank Anthony Cronin stole the products from the store in Basingstoke on February 5, and also threatened or abused a person on the same day.

It came just a month after another incident where he stole fuel from Kingsclere on New Year’s Eve.

He filled up his car with £52.15 worth of fuel before making off without payment.

The next day, New Year’s Day, he was found driving in Well Close, Basingstoke, without a licence or insurance, and whilst under the influence of alcohol.

Cronin, now of Manchester Road in Bradford, was fined £120 and disqualified from driving for 19 months at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Thursday.

Appearing by video link, he was also ordered to pay a total of £82.15 in compensation.

For the charge of threatening or abusing a person, he was ordered to pay £80 in compensation.

Additionally, Magistrates imposed a two-year community order on the 29-year-old, which will see him be under a six-month curfew for three days of the week and participate in 21 days of a rehabilitation activity.

A Tadley man has denied assaulting a woman.

Damian Patrick James McHale, of Silchester Road in Tadley, has been charged with assaulting the woman on December 6 last year in Baughurst.

The 42-year-old has pleaded not guilty and has been released on conditional bail, ahead of the trial at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court on November 10.

A man from Buckskin has been told to take part in rehabilitation after he breached a court injunction.

James Thomas Rawlings, of Cambrian Way, admitted to breaching a non-molestation order which was put in place by Basingstoke Family Court in February 2020.

However, the court heard that he broke the order by contacting the woman concerned on five consecutive days in January.

The 47-year-old was ordered to take part in 15 days of rehabilitation activities over the next year.

He was also fined £100, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £85.

A man has been fined after he was caught driving on the M3 at nearly 100 miles per hour during lockdown.

Ilja Burakevic, of Christchurch Road in Bournemouth, was spotted driving his Audi A5 on the northbound carriageway of the M3 between junctions 7 and 6 on November 27, 2020. He was clocked at 95 miles per hour.

The 41-year-old was fined £440 after the charged was proved via the single justice procedure at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court.

Burakevic was also ordered to pay costs of £90, a £44 victim surcharge and was given five points on his licence

A man who was found driving his Nissan Micra without a licence or insurance has been fined a total of £970.

Fabricio Macedo-Martins, of Sylvia Close in Kings Furlong, was caught in Brighton Hill Retail Park on December 27, and also given six points on his licence.

Pleading guilty to the charges via the single justice procedure, the 41-year-old was fined a total of £800 and given six points on his licence.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £90 and a victim surcharge of £80.