RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Liam Steven Donaghy, 23, of no fixed address, assault by beating as a hate crime, community order, 120 hours unpaid work, £85 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Mark Andrew Giblett, 42, of East Reach, Taunton, criminal damage, £80 fine, £50 compensation; theft, £120 fine, £135 compensation. (G).

Sophie Anderson, 44, of no fixed address, criminal damage, assault by beating, community order, £250 compensation. (G).

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