A HAMPSHIRE man has been fined after assaulting a police officer.

Christopher Martin Patrick Heffron admitted assaulting the officer in Winchester High Street on June 4 when he appeared before Basingstoke Magistrates' Court.

The 46-year-old, of Trussell Crescent, Winchester, also admitted using threatening or abusive behaviour in the Sainsbury's store in Winchester, as well as a racially aggravated offence and a breach of a conditional discharge.

Magistrates fined Heffron a total of £320, and ordered him to pay a £30 victim surcharge.