•  A COURIER company in Basingstoke has been fined £1,000 after being found guilty of failing to provide driver identification information to police.

On November 26, 2021, following a request from the Chief Officer of Police, MPW Couriers Limited, of Worthy House, Winchester Road, failed to provide information related to the driver of a Mercedes in Fareham, who was believed to have committed a crime.

On July 7 at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court, the case was proved in their absence and they were fined £1,000.

The company must also pay cost of £110 and a £100 surcharge.

  • A BASINGSTOKE man will appear at crown court next month charged with possession of a knife.

It is alleged that Paul Vousden, of St Patrick’s Road, had a lock knife on his person in the town on June 17.

On July 7 at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, the 40-year-old’s case was sent to Winchester Crown Court.

He will next appear for a hearing on August 3.

  • A TADLEY man has been jailed for 12 weeks for an "unprovoked attack".

On February 19, Brandon Maunder, of no fixed abode, used violent or threatening words or behaviour towards a police officer in Basingstoke.

At Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on July 7, the 21-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence.

He additionally admitted to assaulting two police officers by beating them.

He was handed concurrent prison sentences of 12, 10 and 10 weeks, meaning he will serve 12 weeks behind bars.

He must also pay compensation of £100 for each of the two assault offences.

  • A HARTLEY Wintney man has admitted to threatening violence towards a man in Hook.

On September 26, 2021, Thomas Ellsmore, of Judd Mews, threatened unlawful violence towards another man in such a way that the victim had fear for his personal safety.

The 26-year-old pleaded to the offence at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on July 7 and was remanded on unconditional bail until his next hearing at the same court on August 10.

  • A BASINGSTOKE woman has been handed a ban after admitting to driving while nearly nine times the drug limit.

Helen Mills, of Woburn Gardens, was driving along Colyer Close on April 5 with not less than 449ug/L of cocaine product Benzoylecgonine in her blood.

The legal limit is 50ug/L.

Pleading guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on July 11, the 43-year-old was handed a £140 fine.

She was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £34 surcharge.

  • A MAN has been found guilty of damaging a mobile phone belonging to a woman in Basingstoke.

On January 20, Stephen John Gould, of Bath Road, Padworth, Reading, damaged the phone, with the intent to destroy it.

He also used violence in order to gain entry into her home.

The 34-year-old pleaded not guilty to both offences on January 22, but was found guilty at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court on July 8.

He was remanded on conditional bail until August 15 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

He must not contact the victim, or enter her street, and must live and sleep at his home address.

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