RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Richard Anthony Ward Coombes, 42, of no fixed address, two counts of theft as a trespasser, 12 weeks prison (consecutive) on each count, £780 compensation; theft as a trespasser; damaged a detention cell, one week prison (consecutive); used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, two weeks prison (consecutive); caused a nuisance or disturbance to an NHS staff member, possession of cannabis, breached a criminal behaviour order, no separate penalty. (G).

Deborah Alison Cridge, 48, of Ludlow Avenue, Taunton, failed to provide a specimen under the Road Traffic Act, £180 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £350 costs, 16 months driving ban

James Michael Coates, 37, of Collette Road, Norton Fitzwarren, speeding, £262 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £400 costs, six months driving ban. (G).

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