Suspended sentence

A teenager caught with drugs and a knife in Andover has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Luca Moorhouse, of Pippin Grove in Appleshaw, was caught in possession of ketamine and cannabis in the town on May 1.

Both are controlled drugs of Class B.

He was also found to have a knife on him.

The 18-year-old was sentenced to four months in detention, suspended for 24 months, when appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

During that time, his progress on a drug rehabilitation programme will be reviewed monthly.

Moorhouse will also have to pay a victim surcharge of £128 and costs of £85.

The ketamine, cannabis and the knife will be forfeited and destroyed.

Assault conviction

A man has been convicted of assaulting a woman in Andover.

Shwan Kader Khoursid, of Bedford Place in Southampton, was found guilty in his absence of assaulting the woman on November 9, 2019 in the town.

A second charge of causing harassment, alarm or distress to a second woman was dismissed.

A warrant was issued for his arrest after the trial at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Man appeals conviction

An Andover man has appealed his speeding conviction.

Richard Charles Oliver Alman, of Magnolia Court, was banned from driving for six months last week after he was allegedly caught speeding whilst driving a Ford on the M27.

He was travelling through the section of road works at Eastleigh on October 28, 2020, when police claim he travelled at 57 miles per hour - above the temporary 50mph speed limit.

The 45-year-old made an application to Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Monday to have his disqualification suspended pending the hearing of the appeal, which was granted.

Fly-tipping trial

An Andover woman will stand trial next month accused of fly-tipping.

Donna Hanlon, of Edrich Square, is charged with dumping black sacks of food waste, plastic containers and household waste on three occasions in January, February and March 2020.

It is said that she dumped the rubbish at the rear of a property on Genoa Court.

The 42-year-old has denied the charges and she will stand trial on August 4 at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court.