Unpaid work for Portsmouth man caught with cocaine

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AN ATTACKER caught with cocaine on him has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Lewis Watts, 29, of Maxstoke Close, Southsea, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her at The Hard in Portsmouth.

He admitted possessing cocaine and to obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty, also at The Hard.

The crimes were committed on September 6.

At Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court, Watts was ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work and put under supervision for a year.

He was told to take part in an Alcohol Specified Activity for six sessions.

Watts must also pay £60 to a fund for victims of crime and £85 in court costs.

Magistrates decided to make no order for compensation.

An order was made for the cocaine to be forfeited and destroyed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.