A MAN from Wilmslow has been given a community order after he admitted assaulting another person.

David James Morris, of Brackenwood Mews, changed his plea to one of guilty after previously denying beating the man, during an assault in Wilmslow on March 27 this year.

The 40-year-old was appearing at Stockport Magistrates Court on Tuesday, June 1, where he was sentenced.

In sentencing him, magistrates made Morris the subject of a community order, which includes a provision that he completes 20 days of a rehabilitation activity.

The defendant will also have to undertake 135 hours of unpaid work, which must be carried out within the next 12 months.

A restraining order was also put in place to protect Morris' victim and a key prosecution witness, with the terms of that order in place until the end of November next year.

Morris must also pay £50 compensation to his victim as well as £150 in prosecution costs and a surcharge of £95.

In an unrelated matter, Morris has denied harassing another man between February 15 and March 24 this year and sending the same person electronic messages that were grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.

He was given conditional bail until October 26 when he will re-appear at Stockport Magistrates to face trial on those charges.