A MAN who assaulted a woman and destroyed her phone has appeared at a court in Cornwall for sentencing.

Toby Campbell, 31, of Jan Luke Way in Camborne appeared in front of magistrates at Truro Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, June 21 on one count of assault and one count of criminal damage to property valued under £5,000.

The offence took place in Penryn on Wednesday, May 18 where Campbell assaulted a female victim by beating her, alongside destroying her iPhone.

Campbell was sentenced to four months imprisonment suspended for two years and made the subject of a restraining order.

The conditions of the restraining order, which lasts for to years, ban Campbell from contacting the victim either directly or indirectly as well as barring him from entering a total of five streets in Penryn.

Alongside this, Campbell must comply with several requirements including abstaining from consuming any alcohol throughout a period of 120 days, take part in 30 sessions of the 'Building Better Relationships' programme, engage in a rehabilitation activity for a maximum of 30 days, and carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

Campbell was also made to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £128 and pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The court noted the reason for a suspended custodial sentence had been due to the nature and seriousness of the offence as well as the Campbell's previous convictions and record.

It also noted how his guilty plea had been taken in to account when imposing the sentence.