The following cases have been heard at Southampton Magistrates' Court.

JAMES WANNELL, 30, of Monks Way, Southampton pleaded guilty to sending an offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message at Canberra Tower. He was given a two-year community order with an alcohol abstinence monitoring requirement, 35 rehabilitation days and an £80 fine. He must pay court costs of £85 and a £114 surcharge. 

SAMUEL BALLIN, 30, of Windermere Avenue, Southampton admitted one charge of assault by beating. He was granted bail to appear at the same court on December 6 for sentencing. 

DENNIS WOOTTON, 18, of Pat Bear Close, Southampton was convicted of possessing a knife in a public place, namely a kitchen knife. He was given a six-month sentence in a young offender institution. An order was made for the forfeiture and destruction of the knife. Wootton must pay a £154 surcharge. 

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JACK CORNHILL, 29, of Bitterne Road West, Southampton admitted drink driving a Ford Transit on Coxford Road. He was caught with 58 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath. Cornhill also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance, driving whilst disqualified, taking a vehicle without consent and failing to provide a specimen for analysis. He was given a two-year community order with an alcohol treatment requirement, 25 rehabilitation days and 300 hours of unpaid work. Cornhill was banned from driving for 40 months and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £114 surcharge. 

LEWIS ELKINS, 33, of no fixed abode pleaded guilty to harassment in breach of a restraining order in that he attended Hoburne Naish Holiday Park in Barton on Sea and contacted his victim. He was jailed for six months and must pay a £154 surcharge. 

JIMMY WILSON, 34, of Leighton Road, Southampton admitted drink driving on Onslow Road. He was caught with 140 milligrams of alcohol in 100ml of blood. Wilson was banned for 18 months and must pay a £777 fine. He must also pay court costs of £200 and a £311 surcharge.