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AN ATTACKER has been spared jail for hitting a man with a hard hat.

Anthony Woodward, 56, of Sparsholt Close, Havant, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He assaulted Kevin Sutton on July 7 last year in Waterlooville, striking him once with a hard hat. Woodward also hit him.

Portsmouth magistrates handed him a 24-week jail term suspended for 12 months.

Woodward must pay £500 in compensation and £620 costs.

, an £80 victim surcharge and £620 costs.

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