RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

James Kelvin Toothill, 29, of no fixed address, damaged a sofa, TV and wardrobe, six weeks prison, £200 compensation; assault by beating, six weeks prison (concurrent); breached a suspended prison sentence order imposed for assaulting a police officer in the exercise of his function, four weeks prison (concurrent), imposed for assault by beating, 26 weeks prison, imposed for assault by beating, 20 weeks prison (concurrent). (G).

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