Great Cornard man given conditional discharge for assault

A Great Cornard man who admitted an assault was given a conditional discharge on Tuesday.

Mark Sargeant, 40, from Oxford Close, admitted assaulting Martin Griggs in Great Cornard on July 25 when he appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court.

He was given an 18-month conditional discharge on the grounds that he was deemed to be protecting his daughter and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.