Man escapes jail after woman is assaulted

A THUG threw a woman around a room and covered her mouth when she screamed for help.

Chaz Clarke, 32, of St Nicholas Avenue, Gosport, admitted assault by beating in a house in his street on April 18.

Portsmouth magistrates imposed a nine-week prison sentence suspended for a year, with a year-long restraining order.

He must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £400 prosecution costs.

Clarke must also complete 20 days of rehabilitation activities.