Dangerous Dog

An Andover woman has been ordered to muzzle her dog or have it destroyed following an attack in Upper Clatford.

Linda Jane Marriott, of Hibiscus Crescent, pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dangerously out of control dog. The dog, a Brindle Podenco called Leire, injured Marcia Johnson on Norman Court Lane in Upper Clatford on January 2, 2021.

Basingstoke Magistrates' Court ordered Marriott to muzzle the dog and to always keep it under control on a lead, which must be held by someone who is at least 16 years old. Otherwise, "it must be destroyed".

The 55-year-old was fined £250, and ordered to pay compensation of £200, a victim surcharge of £34, and costs of £85.

Drug Driving

A Sutton Scotney woman has admitted driving while above the legal limit of a controlled drug.

Amanda Louise McCulloch, of Oxford Road, pleaded guilty to driving in the village while she was above the legal limit of Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine. She had 87 micorgrammes per litre of blood, when the legal limit is 50.

She was fined £400, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £85.

Basingstoke Magistrates Court also sentenced the 28-year-old for driving the vehicle without insurance, for which she was fined an additional £400.

Harassment denied

An Andover man will be tried after he denied harassing a woman last year.

Mark Anthony Davis, of Nutbane Close, sent 59 emails, several text messages and a card to the woman in a 10 day period between November 14 and November 24 2020, for which he has been charged with pursuing a course of conduct which amounted to harassment.

The 49-year-old pleaded not guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, and will stand trial at the same court on October 11. He has been remanded on unconditional bail.

Case adjourned

An Andover business has had their case adjourned due to the impact of Covid-19.

BND Abrasives and Tapes, based on Stephenson Close in Portway Business Park, is accused of causing Gary Owen to use an Audi on Eastern Road in Portsmouth without insurance in place on November 14, 2019

Due to the impact of the pandemic, the case was adjourned by Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court. An interim date of June 30 at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court has been set for the case to be heard.

Twice the limit

An Andover woman has admitted driving while being over twice the legal limit of alcohol.

Eleanor Eyre, of Mercury Drive, pleaded guilty to driving a Red Volvo C30 on Watery Lane while under the influence of alcohol. She had 71 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35.

The 24-year-old was fined £466, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £46 and costs of £85. She was also given 10 points on her driving license.


An Andover man has been remanded on bail after being accused of assault.

Alistair Mark Hewitt, of Saddle Way, is accused of assaulting Russell Eric Michael Dadds by beating on January 7, 2021.

He has been remanded on bail until April 15, when he was due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court to enter a plea.

Driving offences

A Whitchurch man has pleaded guilty to a number of driving offences in Laverstoke.

Charlie Trevor Downham, of Station Road, admitted to driving an Audi A3 in Laverstoke Lane while the proportion of Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine was higher than the prescribed limit. He had 800 micrograms per litre of blood, while the legal limit is 50.

The 30-year-old also pleaded guilty to driving the Audi without a license or insurance. All three cases were adjourned to April 12 to tie up with other cases, and he was handed an interim disqualification from driving until then.