Judicial rally: teen gang member assaulted woman


A teenage gang member assaulted a woman on the Crown Heights catwalk, a court found.

The boy, a member of the Basingstoke Street Gang, assaulted the woman on 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 as compensation.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also charged with possession of cannabis in Basingstoke 13 days later, although the charge was withdrawn in court. Another charge of failing to comply with a teenage rehabilitation order was not tried by the court.

He was one of ten teenagers and five adults who were prohibited from meeting after Hampshire Police obtained a gang injunction earlier this year. But accused of violating that injunction on December 14, the boy denied the charge and will be tried in Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on January 10.

A man has been given a suspended prison sentence after being found leading to quadruple the drink driving limit on the M3.

Marcin Kajca was behind the wheel of a 2013 white plate Citroen in the M3 at Basingstoke on November 3, having 140 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath. The drink driving limit is 35.

He had admitted the charge at an earlier hearing.

Appearing in Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on December 20, Kajca, of Howard Road in Southampton, was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, after District Judge Timothy Pattinson ruled he represented a “real risk of danger to a highway”, revealed court documents.

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

He was banned from driving for 30 months.

A man from Winklebury caught driving on drugs has been banned from driving.

Daniel van Leeuwen, of Kenilworth Road, was caught driving an Audi A3 on the A339 in Herriard on November 27, 2020 while under the influence of THC.

THC is a breakdown product of cannabis.

The 35-year-old who pleaded guilty after previously denying the charge, was banned from holding a driving license for twelve months and fined £ 360 at the Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on December 20.

He also has to pay £ 300 in costs and a victim fine surcharge of £ 34.

Two teenagers stole a £ 10 bill from another boy, according to a court.

The boys, from Basingstoke, had previously denied the theft after an incident in January.

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

In addition, the youngest of the boys appeared to be charged with assault related to an incident in August. He admitted the charge at an earlier hearing in October.

The two boys will appear in court on January 21 for sentencing after magistrates adjourned for a pre-sentence report.

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

The council had requested 362 subjugation orders for non-payment of housing tax, of which 268 were granted on December 14. This decree gives the board a number of powers to collect unpaid debts, including contacting employers or the DWP.

An enforcement fee of £ 60 has been added in each case.


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