RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Benjamin David Frederick Rogers, 32, of Home Farm, West Quantoxhead, possession of an offensive weapon namely pepper spray, £34 victim surcharge, pepper spray to be forfeited and destroyed by police. (G)

Alex Phipps, 18, of Teak Close, Bridgwater, drink driving, £44 fine, £85 costs, £34 victim surcharge, 12 month driving ban. (G)

Nikkita Pattison, 20, of Hereford Drive, Taunton, driving a vehicle without insurance, fined £120, compensation £400, six month driving ban (G)

Geoffrey George Beetlestone, 63, of Market Street, Watchet, sexual assault, community order made, restraining order made.

Ashley Simon Williams, 27, of Brean Down Cottages, Brean, drink driving, £461 fine, £46 victim surcharge, £85 costs, 23 month driving ban. (G)

Ricky Day, 51, of Gulliford Close, Highbridge, speeding, fined £83, £32 victim surcharge, three points. (G)

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