A WINCHESTER man has been cleared of assault after a trial.

David Charles Wheeler, 54, of St Cross Road, had denied attacking the woman in Kings Worthy on July 29.

Magistrates in Basingstoke imposed a restraining order to prevent Mr Wheeler from contacting the woman, except through a solicitor, until October 22 2019.

He also denied stealing a mobile phone case containing bank cards and an electric key. The case was dismissed.

Mr Wheeler's legal costs will be paid through central funds, the magistrates decided.