A MAN convicted of assault and criminal damage has successfully appealed to have his convictions overturned.

Gary Avery-Carter, 32 and of Seafox Place, Merley, was alleged to have assaulted a person by beating and damaged an iPhone to the value of £150 in Poole on September 11, 2019.

He was convicted following a trial at Poole Magistrates’ Court.

Earlier this month, Mr Avery-Carter appeared before Bournemouth Crown Court to appeal his conviction.

His appeal was allowed and both counts have now been overturned.