A MAN has been handed a community order after an attack on a woman in Hereford.

Maciej Puczylowski was found guilty of assault by beating and admitted one count of criminal damage when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford on March 11.

The court heard the 31-year-old had attacked a woman in Hereford on October 20.

He had also deliberately damaged a mobile phone belonging to the victim on the same date.

Puczylowski, of Yazor Road, Hereford, was handed a 12-month community order and fined £100. He must pay compensation of £250, costs of £250, and a £95 victim surcharge.