RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Joanne Louise Henderson-Richardson, 43, of no fixed address, theft, two weeks prison, £115 victim surcharge; ten counts of theft, obstructed a police constable in the execution of his duty, two counts of failed to surrender to bail, two weeks prison (consecutive) on each count; driving without insurance, driving without correct licence, no separate penalty, six points. (G).

Brendan Joseph Anderson, 42, of Hilly Park, Norton Fitzwarren, breached a community order, £250 fine, £60 costs. (G).

Kerrie Anne Winter, 28, of Moorland Road, Taunton, two counts of assault by beating, community order, £210 fine, £85 victim surcharge, £185 costs.

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