RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Glyn Budge, 47, of Moorland Road, Taunton, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, £120 fine, £50 compensation; assaulted a police constable acting in the exercise of his duty, £120 fine, £50 compensation; failed to surrender to bail, no separate penalty; possession of cannabis, 12 months conditional discharge. (G).

Danny Harris, 37, of Broomfield, failed to give information as to the driver of a vehicle, £300 fine, £32 victim surcharge, £85 costs, six months driving ban.

John Anthony Smullen, 55, of Ash Grove, Minehead, driving without due care and attention, £130 fine, £32 victim surcharge, £85 costs, five points. (G).

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