A man has been accused of stealing more than £300 of goods from Boots last week.

Jake Timothy Collingwood Hughes is accused of stealing razors, sunglasses and fragrances from the Chantry Way branch of the department store over two days at the end of April.

Police claim that the 30-year-old first took £255 of items on Monday (April 26), before returning the next day and allegedly stealing £55 of items.

Collingwood, of The Hexagon, did not enter any pleas and he was due to appear before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court via a live video link on Thursday afternoon, after The Advertiser went to print.

An Andover man has been banned from driving after he admitted drink driving.

Owen Andrew Rogers, from Smannell, was driving a blue Yamaha on January 31 in St Mary Bourne when over the drink drive limit.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Friday, the 21-year-old was banned from driving for a year and fined £80.

He was also ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and costs of £35.

An Andover man has admitted failing to comply with a community order issued after he was convicted of driving whilst disqualified.

Matthew John Pullen, of Lumley Court, had been given a year-long community order, which included 120 hours of unpaid work, in June 2020 after admitting driving a Ford Transit van without a licence in Basingstoke.

But appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, the 31-year-old admitted to failing to keep with the appointments scheduled in December 2020 and March of this year.

Magistrates reinstated the original order, which must now be completed by June 8, 2022.

He was further fined £120 and costs of £60.

An Andover man has had his case of possession of an offensive weapon discontinued.

Guy Patrick Ayers, of Stubbs Court, had denied being in possession of an axe in Bridge Street last October at an earlier hearing.

But the case, due at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, was discontinued.