RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Jay Foster, 21, of Lambrook Road, Taunton, dishonestly made off from a restaurant without paying for meal and drinks, £80 fine, £65 compensation. (G).

Taddam Benjamin Cornall, 27, of Barrington Way, Wellington, two counts of assault by beating, damaged a mobile phone, community order, three months curfew, restraining order, £300 compensation; breached a suspended sentence imposed for driving while disqualified, £200 fine.

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