No sabotage

AN ANDOVER man has been cleared of sabotaging a woman’s vehicle to make it dangerous but admitted to a charge of damaging it.

Daniel Franke had been accused of tampering with the vehicle to make it dangerous in Red Post Bridge on July 14, 2020.

But appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Monday, he was found not guilty. He had instead admitted a lesser charge of damaging the vehicle.

Franke, of Genoa Court, admitted driving a vehicle on Farm Road in Andover without a licence or insurance on October 1, 2020, as well as possessing cannabis in Stockbridge on the same day.

However, he was cleared of a host of charges including two counts of assault, two counts of breaching a non-molestation order, and another incident where he was accused of driving without a licence or insurance.

The 30-year-old was fined a total of £220, and banned from driving for six months.

He must also pay a victim surcharge of £34 and the cannabis was forfeited and destroyed.

Found guilty

AN ANDOVER man has been convicted of assaulting a woman in the town.

Jamie Hewlett, of Gawaine Close, had pleaded not guilty to assaulting the woman at a hearing in January.

But he was found guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Monday by District Judge Timothy Pattinson.

The 22-year-old was released on unconditional bail, ahead of his sentencing at the same court on July 27.

Driving ban

AN ANDOVER motorcyclist has been banned from holding a licence after he was caught drug driving.

Anthony David Noyes, of Silver Birch Road, was riding his Aprilia motorcycle on Northern Avenue on December 6, 2020, when he had THC in his system.

THC is a breakdown product of cannabis. He also had no licence and uninsured.

Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on Monday, the 43-year-old was banned from driving for a year and fined £500. He must also pay costs of £85 and a £50 victim surcharge.

Speeding fine

AN ANDOVER man has been banned from driving after speeding through roadworks.

Richard Charles Oliver Alman, of Magnolia Close, was caught driving his Ford at 57 miles per hour through the road works on the M27 at Eastleigh on October 28, 2020.

The 45-year-old was caught at 57 miles per hour and has been banned from driving for six months. He must pay total costs of £100.

BMW motorist drove while high

A MAN has been fined and banned from getting behind the wheel after he was caught drug driving.
Kamil Sapinski was caught driving a BMW on Goch Way in Andover on March 19, 2020, whilst he had amphetamine in his blood.
A test revealed 302 micrograms per litre of blood, where the limit is 250.
In the same incident, it was also found that he had no licence or insurance on the vehicle.
Sapinski, of Castle Well Mews in Old Sarum, near Salisbury, was fined a total of £522 at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court last week.
The 30-year-old must also pay £85 in costs, a £52 victim surcharge and was banned from driving for a year.

Harassment trial

AN ANDOVER woman has been accused of harassing a man.
Donna Marie Beresford-Wylie, of Yarrow Close, is accused of sending numerous messages to the man despite being advised to cease and desist by police.
It allegedly took place in Devizes between February and March 2020.
The 43-year-old was due to stand trial on the charge of harassment without violence at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, July 1, as The Advertiser went to print.

Knifeman avoids instant jail term

A MAN has been given a suspended prison sentence after he was caught wielding a lock knife in Ludgershall.
Guy Ayres, of Stubbs Court in Andover, had the blade in Ludgershall on October 22, 2020.
He admitted the charge at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court last Friday (June 25).
Ayres was given a six week prison sentence, suspended for six months.
The 43-year-old was also fined £120 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128.
The lock knife was also forfeited and destroyed.

Man set for trial

A MAN will stand trial later this year after denying resisting a police officer.
Paul Michael Sharp, previously of an address in Ludgershall but now of Reading, is charged with resisting or obstructing a police officer in Hungerford on February 5. He is also charged with assaulting a man on the same day.
He has been released on conditional bail pending the trial at Reading Magistrates’ Court on December 6.