A MAN from Truro has appeared in front of magistrates for sentencing after pleading guilty to assault.

Liam Christopher Shane Bridger, 20, of Cornish Crescent in Malabar, Truro, appeared in front of magistrates at Truro Magistrates' Court on Thursday, June 23 on one count of assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm.

The offence occurred on May 22, 2021 in Truro where Bridger assaulted a male victim thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm.

Bridger indicated a plea of guilty to the offence on Monday, June 6 2022.

During his sentencing, Bridger was handed down 18 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years, and must also comply with a number of conditions.

Bridger must also abstain from consuming any alcohol throughout a period of 120 days and, during this time, must also submit to such arrangements for monitoring as directed.

He will also be under curfew for a period of 16 weeks and be subject to electronic monitoring throughout this period as well as participate in the Thinking Skills program and take part in rehabilitation activities for a maximum period of 20 days.

Bridger must also pay compensation of £641 and a surcharge to fund victim services of £128 as well as pay costs of £190 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The court noted how Bridger's guilty plea had been taken into account when imposing the sentence.