Jail after unprovoked assaults

AN ANDOVER man has been jailed after two unprovoked assaults in the town.

Eric Bernard Daguilar admitted causing the actual bodily harm of a man at an address in the town on September 20, 2020.

He further pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman at an address in Picket Piece on September 20, 2020.

Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard last Thursday that the attacks were “unprovoked and of a serious nature”.

During the outburst, the 41-year-old also damaged the woman’s pot plant.

Daguilar, of Constable Court, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, and must pay a £128 victim surcharge.

A restraining order has also been issued, meaning Daguilar must not contact the woman or attend an address in Picket Piece for the next two years.

Dealer in court

A SUSPECTED drug dealer will appear in court next month.

Bradwyn Jones, of Weavers Close in Middle Winterslow, Wiltshire, was charged with being concerned in the supply of cannabis in Andover.

It’s said he was involved in the trade between March and August 2020.

The 24-year-old indicated a plea of guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, and will appear at Winchester Crown Court for sentencing on June 18.

He has been released on unconditional bail.

Discharge for teen with drugs

A TEENAGER has been given a conditional discharge after being found in possession of cannabis.

Wesley Thornton, of Juniper Close, had the Class B drug on him in the town on February 18.

He pleaded guilty at court last Thursday, and was conditionally discharged for 12 months.

This means if he commits another offence in the next year, this offence will also be taken into consideration on sentencing.

The 18-year-old must also pay a £17 victim surcharge, and costs of £40.

The cannabis was forfeited and destroyed.

Speeding fine

AN ANDOVER man has been given a £30 fine after he was found driving over the speed limit.

Julian Taylor, of Shepherds Spring Lane, was caught driving over the speed limit in an Audi large goods vehicle on the A31 Alresford Road near Winchester in August 2020.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court last week, Taylor was fined £30 and given three points on his licence.

He must also pay costs of £36 and a £34 victim surcharge.