RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include.

Deborah Rose Quinn, 51, of Milton Road, Taunton, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, 12 weeks prison suspended for 12 months, 12 weeks curfew, £115 victim surcharge, £250 costs.

Leigh Anthony Griffiths, 30, of Herbert Street, Taunton, two counts of theft, four other offences admitted and taken into consideration, breached a follow up appointment, breached a conditional discharge imposed for three counts of theft, community order, £305 compensation. (G).

Matthew Hudson, 43, of no fixed address, used threatening or abusive words or behaviour, 12 months conditional discharge, £20 victim surcharge, £50 costs; failed to surrender to bail, detained in the courthouse. (G).

(G) denotes guilty plea or admits offence. Details supplied by the courts.