A teenage gang member assaulted a woman at the Crown Heights footbridge, a court has heard.

The boy, a member of the Basingstoke Street Gang, assaulted the woman at the bridge between Crown Heights and Festival Place on November 12, Basingstoke Youth Court heard on December 15.

He admitted the charge and was ordered to pay £50 in compensation.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also accused of being in possession of cannabis in Basingstoke 13 days later, although the charge was withdrawn at court. A further charge of failing to comply with a youth rehabilitation order was not adjudicated by the court.

He was one of ten teenagers and five adults that was banned from meeting each other after Hampshire Constabulary obtained a gang injunction earlier this year. But charged with breaching that injunction on December 14, the boy denied the charge and will stand trial at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on January 10.

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after he was found driving at quadruple the drink-drive limit on the M3.

Marcin Kajca was behind the wheel of a 2013-plate white Citroen on the M3 at Basingstoke on November 3, when he had 140 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The drink-drive limit is 35.

He had admitted the charge at an earlier hearing.

Appearing for sentencing before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on December 20, Kajca, of Howard Road in Southampton, was given an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, after District Judge Timothy Pattinson considered he posed a “real risk of danger on a motorway”, court documents revealed.

During the suspended sentence, he must also complete 15 rehabilitation activity days, and was ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £128 victim surcharge.

He was banned from driving for 30 months.

A Winklebury man caught drug driving has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

Daniel van Leeuwen, of Kenilworth Road, was caught behind the wheel of an Audi A3 on the A339 at Herriard on November 27, 2020, whilst under the influence of THC.

THC is a breakdown product of cannabis.

The 35-year-old who changed his plea to guilty having previously denied the charge, was banned from holding a driving licence for twelve months and fined £360 at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on December 20.

He must also pay £300 in costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Two teenagers did rob another boy of a £10 note, a court has found.

The boys, from Basingstoke, previously denied robbery after an incident in January.

But appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on December 16, the 16-year-old changed his plea to guilty, and the 14-year-old was convicted by magistrates.

Additionally, the younger of the boys appeared charged with assault connected with an incident in August. He had admitted the charge at an earlier hearing in October.

Both boys will appear before the court on January 21 for sentencing after magistrates decided to adjourn for a pre-sentence report.

More than 250 people will be getting court orders to pay their council tax after Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council successfully applied to the court for liability orders.

The council had applied for 362 liability orders for non-payment of council tax, 268 of which were granted on December 14. This order gives the council a number of powers in order to collect outstanding payments, including contacting employers or the DWP.

An enforcement fee of £60 was added in each case.