RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Simon Charles Best, 49, of Higher Cottage, Lydeard St Lawrence, sent a grossly offensive or indecent, obscene or menacing message, £80 fine, £32 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

James Morgan, 40, of Eastleigh Road, Taunton, four counts of breached a community protection notice, £10 fine on each count, £32 victim surcharge. (G).

Peter Thomas Weeks, 34, of Abbey Close, Taunton, theft, 12 months conditional discharge, £5.75 compensation, £21 victim surcharge, £45 costs. (G).

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