Wielding knife outside train station

A MAN has been jailed after he was caught wielding a knife outside the train station last Friday.

Mateusz Dobosz, of Normanton Road, was caught at Basingstoke station with the eight-inch kitchen knife on September 24.

It came just four days after he was given a suspended jail term for assaulting an emergency worker during the second Covid lockdown.

He was convicted of beating PC Jack Richards on Lupus Street in London on November 16, 2020, as well as failing to provide a specimen of blood in Basingstoke in August of this year. He had been been given 9 weeks in jail, suspended for a year.

For the knife offence, the 22-year-old was jailed for 17 weeks after magistrates ruled that the offence was so serious because it was committed during the suspended sentence.

The suspended sentence was implemented as a sentence of 15 weeks, but will run concurrent to the knife offence, so the total length of Dobosz’s prison sentence will be 17 weeks.

Teenager cleared in assault case 

A TEENAGER who was accused of assaulting a man in Basingstoke has been cleared.

Thalia Rose Knight, of Eastrop Way, was accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in Basingstoke between April 26 and 28, 2020.

But after a trial by magistrates last week at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court, the 19-year-old was found not guilty.

The case was dismissed.

Woman jailed for failing to fit electronic tag

A BASINGSTOKE woman has been jailed for two weeks after failing to have an electronic tag fitted.

As previously reported, Tracey Joanne Donnelly was ordered to wear the tag on August 16, but failed to make herself available for it to be fitted on August 17 and 18. She was sent to prison for 14 days.

The 47-year-old, of Park Gardens, was further fined £40 after stealing two bottles of spirits, two cards and a bunch of flowers form marks and Spencer on September 10.

She must also pay a £34 victim surcharge.

Man fined for failing to stop at crash scene

A BASINGSTOKE man has been fined after he failed to stop at the scene of a crash.

Giovanni Bigan, of Skippetts Gardens, admitted driving a vehicle that failed to stop after an accident with a red BMW on Grove Road on November 30, 2020.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court for sentencing last Thursday, the 35-year-old was fined £180 and banned from driving for three months.

He must also pay costs of £150 and a £34 victim surcharge.

Man accused of assault

A ROOKSDOWN man will stand trial next year after being accused of assaulting a man.

Steven M Ashmore, of Meadowside Court, has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in Basingstoke on July 5, 2020.

He’s further charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour on the same day.

The 58-year-old, who has pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing, appeared before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week.

He will face a trial by magistrates at Aldershot on February 16, 2022.

Mercedes driver told to carry out community service

A MERCEDES driver who was more than three-times the drink-drive limit has been banned from holding a licence and must carry out community service.

Pawel Muszynski, of The Coach Road, was caught on Beggarwood Lane on January 5 with 123 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - more than three times the legal limit of 35.

Having denied the charge at a hearing in March, the 40-year-old did not attend his trial last week and the case was provide in his absence. Muszynski was given a two-year driving ban, as well as a 12-month community order which will see him complete 100 hours of unpaid work.He must also pay £400 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.