AN ATTACKER who failed to turn up to court after causing actual bodily harm in an assault in a leisure centre car park has been sentenced by magistrates.

Raymond Carey appeared before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing after he was found guilty of one count of assault by beating and admitted one count of assaulting a person occasioning them actual bodily harm.

He also admitted one count of failing to surrender to police or court bail at the appointed time.


The court heard from prosecutor Eleanor Peart that the 53-year-old had assaulted a woman by beating in the Leominster Halo Leisure Centre car park on November 2.

He had also assaulted a man, causing him actual bodily harm, in the same Leominster car park on that date.

He had then failed without reasonable cause to surrender to custody at Hereford's magistrates court on September 11, having been released on bail in criminal proceedings by Hereford magistrates on May 31.

Carey, of Broad Street, Leominster, was handed a 12-month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work. He was also handed a two-year restraining order banning him from contacting either of the victims and ordered to pay prosecution cost of £185 and a £114 victim surcharge.