RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Michael Robert Christian Khan-Davis, 29, of no fixed address, damaged a door, 14 days prison (concurrent), £240 compensation; failed to surrender to bail, 14 days prison (concurrent); breached a suspended sentence imposed for assault by beating, nine weeks prison; imposed for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, nine weeks prison (concurrent). (G).

Christopher Andrew Singleton, 24, of no fixed address, sent a grossly offensive message on a public electronic communications network, four weeks prison. (G).

Luke Sebastian Taylor, 32, of Hawthorn Road, Taunton, possession of cannaboid receptor agonist, one year conditional discharge, £20 victim surcharge. (G).

Oliver Philip Bassett, 24, of Cashford Gate, Cheddon Fitzpaine, jumped a red light, £123 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs, six months driving ban. (G).

Steven Mark Loosley, 55, of Currymoor, Curland, Stoke Gregory, speeding, £40 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs, six months driving ban. (G).

Paul Anthony O'Brien, 46, of Verdun Terrace, Washford, driving without insurance, £560 fine, £56 victim surcharge, £85 costs, eight points. (G).

(G) denotes guilty plea or admits offence. Details supplied by the court.