Man spared prison again after assaulting police officer

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MAGISTRATES have spared a man prison after he assaulted a man and a police officer.

Shaun Barnes, 50, of Hornet Close, Fareham, admitted assault by beating and assaulting the officer.

He committed the offences on June 30 in Fareham.

Portsmouth magistrates imposed a two-month prison sentence suspended for a year.

He must pay £50 compensation to each victim.

Barnes must pay a £115 victim surcharge.

He admitted breaching a suspended sentence for assaulting a PC, which was extended.