A MAN has been handed a community order for unpaid work after assaulting another man in Hereford.

Rhys Jones entered a guilty plea to one count of assault by beating when he appeared before magistrates on May 1.

Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard from prosecutor Lauren Millichip that the 26-year-old had attacked a man on February 13.

This is an offence under section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.


The assault took place in Hereford, but the defendant gave a Leominster address to the court as his home address.

Jones, of Wigmore Street, Leominster, was handed an 18-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work to be completed within 12 months. He must also attend up to 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

No order was made by the court for costs, a victim surcharge or compensation. This means that Jones does not have any financial penalty for the offence.