RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Kevin Peter Board, 48, of no fixed address, four counts of assault by beating, community order, 80 hours unpaid work, restraining order, £85 victim surcharge.

Dean Gary Lepage, 22, of Lambrook Road, Taunton, breached a community order imposed for used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, 12 weeks prison suspended for one year. (G).

Craig Michael Baker, 27, of Quantock Road, Wellington, assault by beating, falsely posed as a special constable, harassment, community order, 150 hours unpaid work, restraining order, £85 victim surcharge, £720 costs.

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