A MAN has been ordered to pay £2,000 out to his victim who was left hurt following a Herefordshire attack.

Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard how Joseph Potter, 28, had assaulted his victim in Bromyard.

Prosecutor Camila Toscano said that Potter caused actual bodily harm to the victim.

Potter, represented in court by defence solicitor Maz Divitantonio, pleaded guilty to the offence of assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm at the hearing in May.

His guilty plea was taken into account by magistrates when they sentenced him.


He was handed an 18-month community order with up to 18 days of rehabilitation activities with the probation service and 180 hours of unpaid work over the next 12 months.

He must also pay £2,000 in compensation to the victim and court costs of £85.

He was not ordered to pay a victim surcharge because of his lack of means and to allow compensation to take priority.