Man jailed for stealing handbag

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MAGISTRATES have jailed a man for stealing a woman’s handbag and assaulting her.

Stephen Marshall, of Winchester Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, carried out the attack in Havant.

He pleaded guilty to common assault and theft when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The 43-year-old was jailed for 18 weeks.

The court also made a restraining order to stop Marshall contacting his victim.