A man has appeared in court accused of manufacturing a gun.

Alistair McGowan, of Reading Road in Sherfield-on-Loddon, was allegedly found in possession of the firearm on Sunday, April 25, and it is claimed by police that he intended to sell it.

The 47-year-old has been remanded in custody pending his next hearing at Winchester Crown Court.

No plea has been entered to either charge.

A Popley man has been given a suspended prison sentence after he drove twice whilst disqualified during lockdown.

Keith Dorey, also known as Keith Shrubshall, was caught driving a Jaguar X-Type on the A33 on April 11, 2020, and a Vauxhall Frontera on July 26 of the same year on the A30 in Hook.

On both occasions, he had been banned from driving and had no insurance on the vehicles.

Having previously denied the charges, the 50-year-old changed his plea to guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Thursday.

District Judge Timothy Pattinson gave him an eight week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

In the mean time, Dorey, of Jersey Close, has been banned from driving for six months and will be under a curfew for two months.

A Basingstoke man has admitted failing to comply with a community order issued after he assaulted a police officer and dodged a rail fare.

Christopher Benjamin Harman assaulted the officer on New Year’s Day 2020 in Basingstoke, and dodged a train fare in May 2019 at Winchester Station.

19 years old at the time, Harman was given an 18-month community order by Southampton Magistrates’ Court in January 2020, that saw him required to attend 30 days of rehabilitation activities.

But Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard last Wednesday that the now 20-year-old, whose address is listed as the care of a property in Mozart Close, Brighton Hill, failed to attend appointments scheduled in February and March of this year.

Admitting the charge of breach of a community order, the order was re-made and he must continue to comply with the requirements until October.

He was further fined £60.

A man will have to do community service after he admitted assaulting two police officers in Hook last year.

Mark James Pound, of Froyle Lane in South Warnborough, pleaded guilty to the assault of PC Odgers and PC Jones in Hook on March 1, 2020 at an earlier hearing.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday, he was handed a community order that will see him take part in 100 hours on unpaid community work in the next 12 months.

He must also attend 15 rehabilitation activity days in that time.

The 30-year-old was further ordered to pay £150 in compensation, a victim surcharge of £95 and £85 in costs.

No separate penalty was given for the second assault charge.

A teenager has been told to carry out unpaid work after he was found with a knife in Basingstoke on two separate occasions.

Ross James Reynaldo, of Whistler Close, pleaded guilty to having a kitchen knife in a public place on Gainsborough Road on March 31, 2020.

He further admitted a second charge of having a lock knife in Frescade Crescent on February 28.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday, the 19-year-old was told to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work over the next twelve months, and must also take part in 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £90, whilst the two knives were forfeited and destroyed.