A 55 year old local man has been given a prison sentence for an assault on a woman in which he held a knife to her throat
Stephen Denham, of Stocks Meadow, Ninfield, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her.
The offence took place at Bexhill on April 4. He also pleaded guilty to causing £110 damage to a bedroom door at Bexhill on the same date.
He was sent to prison for 23 weeks and ordered to pay £500 compensation.
Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was that he held a knife to the victim’s throat.