A MAN who beat a police officer and damaged a cell has been fined for his actions.

On December 28, last year, Shane Martin White was in Andover when he destroyed a cooker.

On the same day White assaulted PC Ben Hammond by beating him. The 34-year-old was then arrested and whilst at the police investigation centre, in Basingstoke, he damaged a cell.

At Basingstoke Magistrates Court on December 31 he pleaded guilty to the three offences.

White, of Trussell Crescent, Winchester, was fined £300 and must also pay £225 compensation, along with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.