Assault trial

AN ANDOVER man will stand trial next month, accused of assaulting another man in the town last year.

Jason Christopher Sceats, of Pilgrims Way, allegedly assaulted the man by beating him on November 5 2021.

He denied the charge at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on March 23 and will stand trial at the same court on May 30.

The 29-year-old also admitted to resisting a police officer, and will be sentenced for this offence following the trial.

He was remanded on unconditional bail.

Warrant issued

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of an Andover man after he failed to comply with his community order.

Marc Andrew Kirk, of Stubbs Court, failed to comply with the alcohol abstinence programme which was part of a community order imposed on him on December 13 2021.

On March 30 at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, a warrant was issued for the arrest of the 32-year-old.

Police attack

A MAN will stand trial later this year accused of assaulting three emergency workers in Andover last year.

Marcin Roman Bartczak of Freemantle Close, Basingstoke, allegedly assaulted two police officers and a PCSO on duty in Andover on June 25 2021.

The 36-year-old pleaded not guilty and will stand trial on October 31 at Basingstoke Magistrates Court.

He additionally admitted to criminal damage of to a door on Florence Court, Andover on the same date and will be sentenced following the trial.

Assault fine

AN ANDOVER man has been fined more than £100 after assaulting a woman in Wiltshire last year.

Bobby John Coombs, of Nap Close, assaulted the victim by beating her in Warminster on April 19 2021.

At South East Wiltshire Magistrates’ Court on March 28, he admitted the offence, changing his previous plea of not guilty.

The 38-year-old was handed a £162 fine, as well as costs of £85 and a surcharge of £34.

Covid rules

THE case of an Andover teenager accused of breaking Covid lockdown rules has been reopened.

On February 20 2021, Franklin Fisher, 19, of Bradman Square, allegedly left Andover “without reasonable excuse”, when it was tier 4 area, and travelled to Goodworth Clatford.

On April 4, Aldershot Magistrates’ Court granted an application to reopen the case, which was previously dismissed.