A teenager will face a Crown Court hearing after being accused of stealing a Land Rover worth more than £13,000.

Luke McDonald, of Salters Heath Road, Monk Sherborne, allegedly took the Land Rover Defender at Ellesmere, Shropshire in August 2019, when he was aged 16.

The now 18-year-old is also charged with fraud by false representation in Market Drayton, after allegedly using stolen vehicles to gain £2,100 in cash and a Mercedes C220.

It would have been a total gain of £4,300 for him, the charge states.

McDonald is further charged with stealing garden ornaments valued at £680 on August 15, 2019 in Market Drayton, and power tools worth £1,600 from Ellesmere on the same day.

After magistrates decided last week that the case must be heard at the Crown Court, the teenager was released on unconditional bail, pending the hearing at Winchester Crown Court on January 5, 2022.

A man who caused unnecessary suffering to an animal has been told to carry out unpaid work.

Daniel Sebastian Klusek, of Britten Road, was found guilty of “failing to heed professional veterinary advice to adequately explore and address the cause of [his dog’s] poor bodily condition” in a trial at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week.

He was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Max in Basingstoke between December 29, 2019 and January 9, 2020.

He was disqualified from having custody of a dog or keeping a dog for five years.

The 26-year-old was further ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work, pay £1,400 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Meanwhile, a teenager who stood co-accused on the same charge was found not guilty.

Emily Sawdon, 19 and also of Britten Road, was found not guilty by magistrates and had her case dismissed.

A man who was caught drink driving at quadruple the limit has been given more rehabilitation after he could not undertake community service.

Carl Jackson, of Western Way, was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work after being caught behind the wheel of a white Citroen on his road in October 2020.

But appearing before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week, an application was made to amend his community order because it was “unworkable”.

The 49-year-old’s community order was amended, and must now complete an extra 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

He must continue to undergo alcohol addiction treatment.

A parent will be sentenced next month after failing to ensure her teenage child attended school regularly.

The woman, from Old Basing, failed to ensure her child attended The Costello school regularly without reasonable justification.

The parent, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had denied the charges at an earlier hearing in March, but was found guilty by magistrates last week.

She will appear before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on January 11, 2022 for sentencing.

A man has admitted failing to provide a specimen of blood after being suspected of drink or drug driving.

Matthew Wayne Lamport was suspected of having committed an offence under the Road Traffic Act in Basingstoke on June 4.

He was asked to provide a blood specimen for laboratory analysis, but failed without reasonable excuse to do so.

The 46-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court on December 8.

Lamport, of Ratcliffe Road in Farnborough, will appear before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on January 17, 2022, for sentencing.