A MAN has avoided an immediate prison term for two assaults at a Bournemouth town centre venue – but he has been banned from all licensed premises in Dorset.

Zachary Samuel Nash, aged 24 and of Spring Road, Bournemouth, appeared in the dock at Poole Magistrates' Court in relation to the incident at Camel Bar in Old Christchurch Road.

It was alleged that he assaulted a man occasioning him actual bodily harm and assaulted another man by beating him at the venue on August 21 last year.

Nash pleaded guilty to both offences in November and was back in court on January 10 to be sentenced.

District Judge Stephen Nicholls committed the defendant to prison for 14 weeks, suspended for 12 months.

This suspended sentence included a six-month exclusion requirement, which stated he must not enter any licensed premises in Dorset, such as bars, pubs and nightclubs.

Nash was ordered to pay £1,500 compensation to the victim of the more serious assault, while he must pay the other victim £200.

There was also a requirement to pay £85 costs.

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