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AN attacker has been given a conditional discharge.

Stephen Read, 23, of Blendworth Crescent, Havant, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man by beating him at his home.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs by Portsmouth magistrates.

Read was fined £20 for a separate charge of failing to surrender to custody.