THE Chronicle regularly reports on Winchester residents dealt with at the local courts, but these four men were sentenced elsewhere last month.

From thefts, speeding and even failing to deliver a firm’s accounts, these people were dealt with at other courts around the country in June.

Under UK law, matters come before the courts where the allegation is said to have taken place, rather than where an accused person lives.

For example a person is caught speeding in a given area, it will be dealt with at the nearest possible court.

Thomas Christopher Curran, 28, Winchester Close, Winchester

Curran was jailed for 38 weeks for a string of thefts in and around Southampton. The case was heard at West Hampshire Magistrates Court, in Southampton, on June 10.

The court was told that on April 24 he stole two packs of salmon from a Sainsburys store, the following week on May 1 he took two bottles of gin from Marks & Spencer valued at £68, the following day he returned and stole another two bottles worth £60.

The offences were committed whilst he was on a suspended sentence for stealing pork shoulder joints and pork loin joints from Lidl, along with a variety of alcohol from shops across the city, clothing, Red Bull energy drinks and milk powder.

Ian Penfold, 55, Staple Gardens, Winchester

Penfold was the director of Ship Shape Construction Limited and on September 30, 2019 he failed to deliver to the registrar of companies at Companies House, in Cardiff, a copy of the firm’s accounts for the financial year ending December 31, 2018.

The case was listed at Cardiff Magistrates Court on June 10 and the offence was proved in his absence.

He was fined £220 and must pay court costs of £75, along with a £30 victim surcharge.

Richard Thompson, 51, Ringlet Way, Winchester

Thompson was caught on a speed camera driving 39mph along the A351 Sandford Road, in Wareham on December 2, 2020. The legal limit is 30mph.

The case was heard at Dorset Magistrates Court on June 1, where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

Thompson was fined £133 and must pay court costs of £90, along with a £34 victim surcharge. He was also given three points on his licence.

Stuart Martin Handley, 59, Winchester Road, Waltham Chase

Handley assaulted a woman in Hurst Green Close, Southampton, on December 20, last year. He previously pleaded not guilty but was found guilty following a trial at West Hampshire Magistrates Court on May 28.

He appeared at the same court on June 25 where a community order was made. He must complete 25 rehabilitation days, pay £310 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

A restraining order was also imposed for him to not contact the victim except through solicitors.