Magistrates fine man for assault

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A MAN who admitted assaulting a police officer has been fined.

David Lawrence, 27, assaulted the officer in the execution of his duty on May 14 in Gosport.

Lawrence, of Brewers Lane, Gosport, was fined £500 with £250 compensation to pay.

He appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court and was ordered to pay a £50 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service. His plea was taken into account when sentenced.