Man jailed over Catterick Garrison assault

York Magistrates' Court.

A Catterick Garrison man has been jailed for assault.

James Weir, 25, of St Johns Road, pleaded guilty to the offence at York Magistrates Court yesterday.

The court heard the attack took place at Vimy Barracks, Catterick Garrison, on December 14.

The defendant also admitting damaging a notice board and fingerprint scanner at the barracks during the incident.

He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison with the magistrates stating that prison was warranted because it was an “appalling assault on a member of the public”.

Weir was also ordered to pay £150 in compensation.

The defendant’;s guilty pleas were taken into consideration before passing sentence.