RECENT cases dealt with by Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Dede Ali Akbulut, 36, of Bramley Close, Wellington, falsely claimed to hold an EU driving licence for the purpose of obtaining insurance, £300 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Joshua Stephen Dodds, 26, of Greenway, Bishops Lydeard, assault by beating, possession in public of a hunting knife, community order, £92 fine, £50 compensation, £85 victim surcharge, £400 costs. (G).

Robert Henry, 63, of West Street, Crewkerne, failed to give information relating to the identification of a driver, £660 fine, £66 victim surcharge, £85 costs, six months driving ban.

Aaron Jamie Edwards, 30, of Obridge Road, Taunton, harassment via e-mail and phone, community order, £90 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Mark Edward Bracken, 27, of Kings Walk, Bridgwater, drink driving, £800 fine, £80 victim surcharge, £85 costs, 19 months driving ban. (G).

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