RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Peter John Watts, 69, of no fixed address, used threatening or abusive words or behaviour, damaged food at One Stop, two counts of assault by beating, six months conditional discharge, £158 compensation. (G).

Jamie Andrew Prouse, 25, of North Street, Wellington, assault by beating, two counts of criminal damage, community order, 150 hours unpaid work, restraining order, £415 compensation. (G).

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