A TEENAGE gang member has been charged with robbing a man of a watch and a necklace.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with robbery after the alleged incident on Churchill Way on November 9.

He’s further accused of assaulting two men in Basingstoke on November 12.

The 17-year-old, from Popley, is a member of the Basingstoke Street Gang, which were banned from meeting each other by an injunction imposed by Hampshire Constabulary earlier this year.

He is also accused of breaching this injunction after allegedly being spotted with another gang member between November 11 and 12.

Appearing before Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (November 13), the boy was remanded into youth detention accommodation pending the next appearance, which was before The Gazette went to print.

No pleas have been entered at this stage, according to court registers.

A MAN was caught masturbating on a train bound for Basingstoke during the Covid pandemic.

Babur Kohi was caught committing the act on the train heading from Clapham Junction to Basingstoke on September 22, 2020.

Just over a month later, he was caught committing the same offence again on a South Western Railway Service towards London Waterloo, on October 24.

The 28-year-old was charged with two counts of outraging public decency, in contrary to common law.

Having initially denied the charges, Kohi, of Harrow Road in Wembley, changed his pleas to guilty at a hearing last month, and was due to be sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court before The Gazette went to print.

A TADLEY man has been found not guilty of assaulting a woman.

Damian Patrick James McHale, of Silchester Road, had been charged with assaulting the woman at an address in Baughurst in December 2020.

But after the 42-year-old had refuted the allegations, magistrates found him not guilty at a trial at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court on November 10.

The case was dismissed and his costs will be paid from central funds.

A BASINGSTOKE man has been accused of using a phone whilst driving.

Cuma Turkmenoglu, of Penrith Road, was allegedly using a mobile phone whilst behind the wheel of a Renault on The Boulevard in Crawley.

The offence is said to have happened on May 24.

The 38-year-old is further charged with driving the vehicle whilst uninsured.

Turkmenoglu will appear before Brighton Magistrates Court via the single justice procedure today, November 18.

A CHINEHAM man will appear in court today charged with failing to co-operate with police.

Kieran Alleyne, of Sorrells Close, is charged with failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver or rider of a vehicle when required to do so.

It is claimed that between April 20 and May 18, he failed to give information that would have identified the driver of a Ford, which Thames Valley Police believed was guilty of an offence.

The 32-year-old will appear before Oxford Magistrates’ Court via the single justice procedure today, November 18.

No plea has been entered at this stage.