RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Aiden Claridge, 19, of Lambrook Road, Taunton, damaged a till screen and security barrier at Tesco, £250 compensation; damaged a sign, £50 compensation; damaged a door, £400 compensation. (G).

Lincoln Carl Graham, 46, of Combe Lane, Exford, drink driving, £120 fine, £32 victim surcharge, £85 costs, 14 months driving ban. (G).

Kirsten Louisa Marie Kingston, 24, of Wordsworth Drive, Taunton, begging five times in 24 hours, £40 fine, £32 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Paul Lockwood, 50, of Widgeon Close, Alcombe, aided, abetted, counselled and procured two other people to steal two hot tubs, £100 fine, £166 compensation, £32 victim surcharge. (G).

Kyle Hailey, 23, of Coopers Mill, Taunton, driving without due care and attention, £373 fine, £85 costs, five points; used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, community order, 50 hours unpaid work, £90 victim surcharge. (G).

Stephen John Burton, 65, of Southgate, Wiveliscombe, drink driving, £120 fine, £32 victim surcharge, £135 costs, 18 months driving ban. (G).

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