Hastings man avoids prison following domestic violence assault on woman

A Hastings man has narrowly avoided a prison sentence after being found guilty of assaulting a woman in a domestic violence incident,

Clive Griffiths, 24, of Chiltern Drive, Hastings, was found guilty of assaulting a woman by beating her.

The offence took place at London Road, St Leonards, on September 22 last year.

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He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for one year.

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Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was because it was in a domestic setting. The court made a community order with a drug rehabilitation requirement and a requirement of 200 hours of unpaid work.

He was ordered to pay £150 compensation and magistrates issued a restraining order.