A WINCHESTER man has been banned for three years from contacting a woman he assaulted.

Andrew Michael Paul Auld, 47, of The Valley, Stanmore, admitted the attack that happened between August 5-8 last year. He had initially denied the offence but changed his plea at Basingstoke Magistrates Court.

The magistrates imposed a community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 20 days.

The restraining order was imposed covering two addresses in Winnall to run until March 10 2023.

Auld was also ordered to pay a £90 victim surcharge and £50 costs.