A man from Andover has been ordered to pay compensation after he urinated and spat blood in a police cell.

Jason Derek Baigent, of New Street, was under arrest at the Police Investigation Centre in Basingstoke last June when he damaged the cell.

It was flooded and required a deep clean, court documents show.

He was under arrest after being found in possession of cannabis in Kings Worthy on June 19.

The 48-year-old was ordered to pay compensation of £50, with no separate penalty made for the cannabis possession charge.

Baigent was also banned from driving for 12 months after he was found to be behind the wheel of Ford Transit van on the M3 near Fleet last October, whilst under the influence of cannabis.


A man from Ludgershall has admitted assaulting two people shortly before Christmas.

Simon David Humphreys, of Wood Park, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

He further admitted resisting PCs Castle and Coomber in the execution of their duties.

It took place in Basingstoke on December 23, 2020.

The 49-year-old has been released on conditional bail, whilst a pre-sentence report is prepared.

He will next appear before court on April 12.


An Andover teenager has denied being in possession of a knuckle duster in a public place.

Steven David Simon Fuller, of Shepherds Row, pleaded not guilty to a single charge of possessing the weapon in Picket Twenty on April 26, 2020.

The 19-year-old’s case has been adjourned and he will appear at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on May 7 for the trial.


A man who was under the influence of cocaine whilst driving in Andover has been fined and disqualified from driving.

Grant Paul Atkinson, of Launcelot Close, admitted being behind the wheel of a Vauxhall on June 29, 2020 whilst under the influence of drugs.

He was over the drug drive limit for benzoylecgonine, a breakdown product of cocaine.

The 27-year-old was banned from driving for 18 months, fined £120, and ordered to pay total costs of £119.


A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Southampton woman who is charged with an offence in Andover.

Rebecca Riordan, of Thornbury Avenue, is charged with being in the possession of pepper spray in town on May 14, 2019.

Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court issued the warrant for the 32-year-old’s arrest without bail on March 16.