A MAN has been sentenced after admitting assaulting another male.

A 12-month restraining order was imposed on Kevin George Atkinson (34), of Riding Dene, Mickley, as he pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court last Thursday.

He admitted to assaulting another man in Mickley on September 22. In addition to the restraining order, Atkinson was fined £40 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 and court costs of £85.