Man given suspended sentence for assaults

Simon Dignam

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AN attacker has been spared jail.

Anthony Rolfe, 29, of Blackmoor Walk, Havant, admitted assaulting two men by beating them at Farmside Gardens, Portsmouth, on December 13.

Rolfe admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour towards one of the men and to damaging the victim’s mobile phone.

Rolfe pleaded guilty to committing the crimes while subject to a community order imposed for assault, criminal damage, obstructing police and using threatening behaviour.

He was told to pay £550 compensation and ordered not to leave an address in Milford Road, North End, Portsmouth, between 7pm and 5am for three months.

Rolfe was sentenced to a 20-week suspended sentence and told to pay £80 to a fund for crime victims by Portsmouth magistrates.