A MAN who was found in contempt of court when he appeared in front of magistrates in Cornwall has been sentenced for assault.

Magnus Ward, 25, of Uglow Close in Camborne appeared in front of magistrates at Truro Magistrates' Court on Monday, June 6 on one count two counts of common assault.

Ward pleaded guilty to the assault by beating of a male victim while the other alleged assault of a female victim was withdrawn.

The offence took place in on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Camborne where Ward assaulted a male victim by beating him.

At his sentencing, Ward was made the subject of a restraining order in which he must not contact the male victim and a woman, either directly or indirectly, for a period of two years.

He is also banned from entering a street in Camborne for the same length of time.

Alongside the restraining order, Ward was also fined £120 and must pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £34 as well as pay costs of £135 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

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

Ward was also found to be in contempt of court on the basis that he refused to leave the court when asked to do so and then further refused to leave the court when required to do so by security staff.

He apologised for his contempt and justices were satisfied that he had purged his contempt.