RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include.

Andrew Benjamin Bavin, 42, of East Reach, Taunton, theft, 12 months conditional discharge, £290 compensation, £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Charles David Gorst, 47, of no fixed address, racially aggravated assault, community order, £50 fine, £75 compensation; theft, destroyed a window unit, no separate penalty, £308.18 compensation; used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour that was racially aggravated, community order, £50 compensation; failed to surrender to bail, community order. (G).

Coleen Mullins, 31, of Eastbourne Road, Taunton, assault, two counts of assaulted a police constable in the execution of his duty, six months conditional discharge, £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

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