AN ATTACKER has been up before the magistrates after assaulting a man and breaking a necklace in an incident in Herefordshire.

Stephen Munn appeared before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing in February after entering a guilty plea to one count of common assault and one of causing criminal damage to property valued under £5,000.

The court heard from prosecutor Melanie Winterflood that the 30-year-old had, without lawful excuse, intentionally or recklessly damaged a necklace belonging to a man in Leominster on July 14.


He had also assaulted the same man in Leominster on July 14, the court heard.

Munn, of Rainbow Street, Leominster, was handed a 12-month community order, with magistrate saying they had taken his guilty pleas into account when deciding on the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £114 victim surcharge, but no compensation was ordered as magistrates said it could be inflammatory.

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