A CARDIGAN man has been sentenced to a community order after sexually assaulting a woman at a pub.

Matthew Phillips, 36, of Maesglas in Cardigan, was accused of touching a woman without her consent at The Saddlers in Cardigan on November 20 last year.

Phillips admitted the charge on October 19.

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He was sentenced to a nine-month community order at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court, as part which he must complete 24 days rehabilitation activity requirement.

Phillips was also fined £600, and must pay £85 in costs and a £114 surcharge.

His victim was granted a one-year restraining order against him.