A man has admitted racially aggravated harassment in Basingstoke.

James Bowen damaged an A-frame sign at Anytime Fitness’s Basingstoke branch on Alencon Link last Wednesday (November 17).

He also admitted assaulting tow men in Basingstoke on the same day, and racially aggravated harassment.

He used threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress.

Appearing before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Friday, November 19, the 29-year-old, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody whilst a pre-sentence report was prepared.

He was due to appear before the same court on Wednesday, as The Gazette went to print.

A man from Basingstoke has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.

Mark Daniels is accused of failing to provide veterinary care to Beauty, a German Shepherd.

The RSPCA, who brought the prosecution at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, claim that he failed to provide veterinary care for his dog’s arthritis and lack of mobility, court documents reveal.

Daniels, whose address is listed as the care of a property in Mullins Close, Oakridge, was released on unconditional bail at the request of the defence to consider disclosure and for a plea to be entered.

The case has been adjourned until December 14.

Two men caught speeding on the M3 have been fined.

Daniel Michael Townsend, of Folly Lane in St Albans, was caught driving in his Ford Transit van on December 5, 2020.

The 41-year-old was clocked above the speed limit of 70 miles per hour between junctions 6 and 5.

In a separate case, Matthew James Willmoth, of Corn Path in Aborfield, was caught behind the wheel of his BMW 320D on November 13, 2020.

The 32-year-old was caught over the limit on the northbound carriageway at junction 7 for Dummer.

Both were fined £68 and given three points on their licences.

They must also pay £32 victim surcharges.

A Basingstoke man accused of the theft of an iPhone will not be sentenced until next year.

Leroy William Rose, of Basingstoke, admitted stealing the £800 mobile phone at a hearing in August.

The theft took place at the Village Hotel in Whitchurch, Cardiff on March 6, 2020.

However, despite being due to appear before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (November 17), the case was adjourned pending a pre-sentence report.

It means that 25-year-old Rose will not now be sentenced until January 5, 2022 at the earliest.

He has been released on unconditional bail.

A man was caught driving on the M3 at four times the drink-drive limit.

Marcin Kajca was caught driving a Citroen on the motorway near Basingstoke with 140 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath, over the limit of 35.

He pleaded guilty to the offence at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Thursday.

The 36-year-old, of Howard Road, Southampton, was given an interim disqualification from driving pending his sentencing hearing, which will take place at the same court on December 20.

He was released on unconditional bail.