RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include.

Nicholas Bernard Jackson, 29, of Eastwick Road, Taunton, theft of four polo shirts from Primark, £100 fine, £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs; failed to surrender to bail, detained in the courthouse; breached a conditional discharge imposed for criminal damage, £100 fine. (G).

Michael Aaron Rees, 30, of Church Street, Taunton, used threatening or abusive words or behaviour, £120 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs; breached a domestic violence protection order, £120 fine. (G).

Ricky Andrew King, 22, of Lyngford Road, Taunton, assault by beating, £250 fine, £50 compensation, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

David James Entwhistle, 38, of Eastleigh Road, Taunton, failed to give a breath specimen, £160 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £160 costs, six months driving ban; breached a conditional discharge imposed for being drunk and disorderly, £50 fine. (G).

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