Costly bill for assault

Policing minister Nick Hurd with Havant MP Alan Mak

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A MAN must pay £700 for assault.

Michael Kongola, 27, of Crabbe Court, Southsea, was found guilty of assault by beating on January 17 in Lime Grove, Paulsgrove.

City magistrates imposed a community order with 120 hours of unpaid work. He must pay costs £705 in total.