RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include.

Kim Harding-Haines, 20, of Greenlands, Hele, damaged a car, community order, 60 hours unpaid work, £600 compensation, £85 victim surcharge. (G).

Kelvin John Roberts, 42, of East Reach, Taunton, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, £120 fine, £85 costs; damaged drawer units, £50 fine, £10 compensation. (G).

Mitchell Clayton Hole, 30, of Rectory Road, Norton Fitzwarren, assault by beating, £75 fine, £50 compensation, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Ian Lester, 55, of no fixed address, assault by beating, 12 months conditional discharge, £20 victim surcharge. (G).

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