A MAN has been sentenced to an alcohol treatment plan after he beat a child in a skate park.

David Pascoe, of Addison Square in Durrington, assaulted the boy in Tidworth on July 24, 2023.

The 57-year-old was found guilty of the offence at a Salisbury Magistrates' Court hearing on Wednesday, April 3.

Andover Advertiser: Tidworth Skate Park, where the assault took place.Tidworth Skate Park, where the assault took place. (Image: Google Maps)

Pascoe must complete a six-month alcohol treatment and attend 12 rehabilitation days.

No order for compensation was made as the court felt it was not appropriate for the child, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

However, Pascoe was ordered to pay £150 court costs as well as a £114 surcharge to fund victim services.