A MAN has been handed a community order after a string of assaults in Hereford.

Jack Sims entered guilty pleas to three counts of common assault, one count of assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm, and one count of harassment and breaching a restraining order on conviction.

The court heard from prosecutor Owen Beale that the 30-year-old had attacked four people on July 8 last year.

He had also breached a restraining order by making direct contact with a woman that he had been banned from contacting, magistrates were told at a hearing on April 23.


Sims, of Hylidae Road, Hereford, was handed a two-year community order with a 30-day “Building Better Relationships” programme and must undergo 180 hours of unpaid work and up to 25 days of rehabilitation activities.

He was also ordered to pay £100 to each of the victims of common assault, and £200 to the one victim who suffered actual bodily harm.

Sims was ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85, but no victim surcharge was ordered to be paid.