A MAN who assaulted a woman outside of a school in Camborne has been sentenced by a court in Cornwall.

Andrew Thomas Bryant, 56, of Pentalek Road, in Camborne, appeared in front of magistrates at Truro Magistrates' Court on Thursday, May 5.

Bryant appeared in court on one count of assault by beating and one count of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The offences took place outside of a school in Camborne on Thursday, 16 September where Bryant, intending to cause his victim harassment, alarm or distress, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or disorderly behaviour.

He also assaulted the same woman in an incident that saw parents outside of the school premises, where children were present, intervene to protect the victim.

Bryant pleaded guilty to both offences.

During his sentencing, Bryant was committed to prison for ten weeks, suspended for 12 months.

He was also made to pay compensation of £200 and pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £128, as well as to pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The court noted how a custodial sentence was necessary due to the aggressive, verbal and persistent nature of the assault.

It was also noted how Bryant's guilty plea was taken into account when imposing the sentence.