A CHRISTCHURCH man has appeared in court after assaulting another man at a Dorset Wetherspoon pub.

Thomas Own Corkett was charged with assault by beating in relation to an incident at Nightjar in Victoria Road, Ferndown, on July 4.

The 27-year-old appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court on Monday, October 5, and admitted the offence.

The defendant, whose address was listed as Burnett Road, Christchurch, also admitted having a quantity of cannabis at Bournemouth Custody on July 4.

Corkett was fined £300 and ordered to pay £100 compensation. The court ordered for the drugs to be forfeited and destroyed.