Two men have been charged with operating a cannabis farm in Kingsclere.

Daniel Sebastian Knowlson, of Brunswick Street, Reading, and Mark Christopher Slater, of Market Drayton, stand accused of producing cannabis in the village in May 2019.

The pair are further accused of “dishonestly” using almost £20,000 of electricity.

Slater, 58, will appear before Winchester Crown Court on August 11, whilst a warrant for the arrest of Knowlson, 31, was issued.

A woman accused of assaulting a police officer in Basingstoke has appeared in court.

Chelsea Ward-Smith, of Oickford Street in Aldershot, has been charged with assaulting detention officer Christopher Jakes on July 15.

She is further accused of assaulting two police officers, Lisa Attwood and Christopher Weir, in Aldershot, as well as a public order offence.

The 29-year-old has been released on unconditional bail and will next appear before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on August 20.

A man from Micheldever will stand trial accused of threatening to hit someone with an empty bottle of Lambrini.

Mark Wright, of Steventon Road near Micheldever Station, is charged with threatening the man at Newcastle train station on September 15, 2020.

The 24-year-old denied the charge when appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week, and is set to appear at Winchester Crown Court on August 18.

A London man has been fined £1,000 after he was found in possession of drugs in Basingstoke.

Joe Chamberlayne, of Willoughby Gardens, was found with methamphetamine, a Class A drug, and ketamine, of Class B, in Basingstoke on April 18.

As well as the fine, the 52-year-old was ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

A man has been sent to prison after he messaged a woman 85 times in two hours.

Henry Reeve, of Goddards Close in Sherfield-on-Loddon, was banned from contacting her by a restraining order imposed by Willesden Magistrates’ Court in January.

However, he messaged the woman earlier this month, whilst he was serving a suspended sentence after being convicted of stalking.

The 28-year-old was sent to prison for eight weeks after magistrates in Basingstoke decided that he had a “flagrant disregard for court orders”.

He was given a further 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, for breaching the suspended sentence, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128.

A man has been told to take part in community service after he assaulted a woman in Bramley.

Benjamin Rogers, of Rose Street, Wokingham, admitted assaulting the woman in the village in August 2020, after initially denying it.

He was given an 18 month community order, which will see him take part in 30 days of rehabilitation activities, and 80 hours of unpaid work.

A restraining order banning him from contacting the woman was also put in place.

The 46-year-old must pay £85 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

A Hook man accused of having a fake drivers licence will appear in court next month.

Wojciech Sylwester Kaczmarczyk, of Walls Caravan Park, had been accused of being found in possession of the document so closely resembling a licence “as to be calculated to deceive”.

He was further charged with driving without a licence or insurance at Chineham Shopping Centre on March 7.

Court documents reveal he indicated guilty pleas when attending Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court next week.

The 40-year-old is due to appear before Winchester Crown Court on August 18.