Guilty: Hereford attacker who assaulted woman and destroyed pot plants

Hereford Magistrates
Hereford Magistrates

AN ATTACKER has been found guilty after assaulting a woman and destroying pot plants in Hereford.

Thomas Cane appeared before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing after he was found guilty of two counts of assault by beating and one of common assault at an earlier hearing.

He had also previously admitted one count of criminal damage.

Prosecutor Mark Hambling told the court that the 28-year-old had assaulted a woman in Hereford by beating on February 1, February 6, and had assaulted her on February 14.

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He had also committed criminal damage to property valued under £5,000 intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether it would be destroyed or damaged in Hereford on February 14 destroying exotic potted plants worth £400 and belonging to another person.

Cane, who is of no fixed address, was handed a two-year community order and a two-year restraining order.

He was also ordered to complete a 29-day Building Better Relationships programme and a six-month alcohol treatment programme under the direction of Turning Point.

He must pay costs of £250 and a £95 victim surcharge.

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