Assault pay-out

A group of up to eight youths destroyed planters in Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, on Thursday September 21 at about 7.35pm

Youths armed with lump hammer go on spree wrecking plants

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A MAN who ‘lost control’ has avoided prison for an assault.

Michael Clark, 50, admitted assaulting by beating a man in Havant on May 16.

Portsmouth magistrates imposed a 12-week jail sentence suspended for a year. They said Clark ‘entirely lost control’ in the assault on a young man.

Clark, of East Bracklesham Drive, Bracklesham, must pay £339 compensation, a £115 charge and £620 costs.