A man who confronted a convicted child sex offender in Andover has been handed a fine after he did not complete community service.

As previously reported by The Advertiser, Matthew Jamie Doyle was given a community order after he tried to ‘expose’ the convicted paedophile in June 2019, with a requirement to complete unpaid work.

However, his application to amend this requirement was withdrawn at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week.

Magistrates revoked the 18-month community order issued in September 2019 and instead gave the 31-year-old, who now lives in Huscarle Way in Tilehurst, a fine of £1,170.

The Advertiser reported at the time how Doyle feared he would be in prison at Christmas and also miss his son’s birthday.

“I am going to be in jail for Christmas and my son’s birthday, and yet this paedophile has only ever been sent down for ten days,” he said at the time.

The court heard in 2019 how Doyle went to the offender’s house – which has multiple occupants – to confront him, filming the incident whilst knocking on the door and calling the man out, asking other residents if they knew the man’s history and whether they thought it was acceptable.

He admitted that he called the man a “f***ing paedophile” on multiple occasions as well as saying “your life is going to be a misery here, especially with me as your neighbour”.

“I went over with the intent to raise awareness and I was a passionate parent doing what any parent would,” Doyle told the Advertiser.

“It’s my duty. It wasn’t a choice I made; it was a duty as a parent.”

A man accused of assaulting a woman in Andover has had his case dismissed.

Lewis John Denyer, of Bellevue in Whitchurch, had been charged with two counts of assault by beating in October 2020.

However, appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, the 35-year-old’s case was dismissed as no evidence was offered by the prosecution.

An Andover man has been given a fine of almost £700 after being found driving without insurance.

Jason Ainslie, of Tintagel Close, was caught behind the wheel of his BMW 3 series in October 2020 in the car park at the junction of the A3057 and B3420, near Goodworth Clatford.

He was proved guilty of driving without insurance via the single justice procedure.

The 48-year-old was fined £660 and given six points on his licence.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and costs of £90.

A woman from Andover has been banned from driving after admitting drink driving.

Catherine Louise Chadwick, of Sedge Road, was caught behind the wheel on Green Lane whilst over the drink-drive limit on February 11.

A breath test revealed that she had 89 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - where the limit is 35.

The 54-year-old, appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Friday, pleaded guilty, and was fined £308.

She was further banned from driving for 20 months, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34.

A man from Plymouth has been fined after he was caught speeding at almost 100 miles per hour near Andover.

Danny Martin Miskelly, of Combley Drive, was clocked driving his Jaguar XF at 97 miles per hour on the A303 at Parkhouse Cross, near Shipton Bellinger.

He committed the offence on September 10, 2020.

The 27-year-old was fined £440 and given six points on his licence after he was proved guilty via the single justice procedure.

Miskelly was further ordered to pay total costs of £134.