RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Hayden Peter Sheehan, 22, of Maglands Road, Watchet, two counts of damaged a car, took a vehicle without the owner's consent, theft, four other offences admitted and taken into consideration, eight weeks prison (concurrent) suspended for 18 month on each count, three months curfew, £570 compensation, £115 victim surcharge, 12 months driving ban. (G).

Sarah Bulpin, 43, of Cheddon Road, Taunton, theft, breached a conditional discharge imposed for three counts of theft, 12 months conditional discharge, £15 compensation. (G).

Ricky Alec Stuart Allison, 35, of Ladysmith House, Taunton, theft, £140 fine, £10 compensation, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs; drunk and disorderly, £140 fine. (G).

Benjamin John Holt, 35, of no fixed address, four counts of theft, £16 compensation. (G).

Jade Louise Conway, 23, of Leycroft Road, Taunton, damaged a window, £500 compensation. (G).

Greg Hawker, 59, of Paganel Road, Minehead, drink driving, £672 fine, £67 victim surcharge, £85 costs, 18 months driving ban. (G).

Benjamin Newton, 31, of Wheatley Crescent, Taunton, drunk and disorderly, £173 fine, £32 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Arthur Allen-Hassey, 67, of Bulford, Wellington, drink driving, community order, two months curfew, £90 victim surcharge, £45 costs, 27 months driving ban; driving without insurance, £120 fine; driving without MOT, no separate penalty. (G).

Esther May Kieley-Shier, 42, of Leycroft Road, Taunton, assault by beating, community order, eight weeks curfew, £90 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Ben William Wilson, 36, of Newton Lane, Bicknoller, used threatening or abusive words or behaviour, 12 months conditional discharge, £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

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