A Hastings man has been given a 22 week suspended prison sentence for assaulting a vulnerable woman.
Paul Govan, 56, of Baldslow Road, Hastings, was sentenced to 22 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court on October 16.
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The offence took place at Hastings on July 16.
Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was that it was a prolonged attack on a vulnerable victim.
The court also made a community order with a requirement of 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered him to pay £300 in prosecution costs.