AN ATTACKER has been ordered to undergo alcohol treatment after assaulting a woman and causing criminal damage in Herefordshire.

Shane Pickersgill entered a guilty plea to one count of common assault and one count of causing criminal damage to property valued under £5,000 when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester in July.


The court heard from prosecutor Eleanor Peart that the 31-year-old had assaulted a woman in Ross-on-Wye on June 24.

He had also, without lawful excuse, intentionally or recklessly destroyed a mobile phone and a window belonging to the same woman, causing around £600 worth of damage, on the same date.

Pickersgill, of Honeysuckle Close, Ross-on-Wye, was handed an 18-month community order and must undergo a six-month alcohol treatment programme.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135.