Man must pay for an assault

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A MAN must pay hundreds of pounds for assaulting a woman on Christmas Day.

Barry Doughty, 25, of Dunsbury Way, Havant, admitted assaulting a woman by beating when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court. He was given a community order with 40 days of rehabilitation activities and 40 hours unpaid work.

He must pay £200 compensation and a £60 victim surcharge.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £250 prosecution costs.