A COWLING man has been ordered to pay £2,295 in a fine and costs for assaulting another man in the village's Bay Horse pub last year.

Adrian Green, 60, denied common assault at the Bay Horse on December 9 last year, and also using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour on December 6 towards the same man, causing him harassment, alarm or distress, when he appeared at Skipton Magistrates Court in January.

His case was adjourned for trial at Harrogate Magistrates Court where on Monday (June 20), he was found guilty of common assault, but was cleared of the public order offence.

At the earlier hearing at Skipton in January, he had admitted a third offence of sending a message on Boxing Day, December 26, last year, to a different person, by public electronic communications network that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.

Green, of Ickornshaw, was fined by magistrates in Harrogate £1,523 for the common assault and ordered to pay a surcharge of £152 and court costs of £620. There was no separate penalty for the sending of the message on Boxing Day.