RECENT cases deal with at Taunton Magistrates' Courts include:

Daniel Andrew Westcott, 29, of East Reach, Taunton, assault by beating, 23 weeks prison; 16 counts of theft, attempted theft, breached a conditional discharge imposed for theft and for failure to surrender to custody, two weeks prison (concurrent) on each count, £122 victim surcharge; assault by beating, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, 12 weeks prison (concurrent) on each count. (G).

Elliot David Summerling, 50, of Churchill Way, Taunton, breached a restraining order, 12 months conditional discharge, £22 victim surcharge. (G).

Mark David Guest, 46, of Jubilee Way, Weston-super-Mare, assault by beating, community order, 12 weeks curfew, restraining order, £90 victim surcharge, £500 costs.

Grant Ashley Cross, 31, of Nethercott Way, Lydeard St Lawrence, failed to stop vehicle when required to do so by a police constable, £80 fine, £32 victim surcharge, £85 costs. (G).

Wesley George Galloway, 26, of no fixed address, failed to comply with a supervision requirement, seven days prison. (G).

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