AN ARMY boxer, who admitted a string of assaults against women, has been sentenced.

Lance Corporal John Noble Marvin, 27, of St Andrews Street, Cowes, has appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court today (Monday).

He had previously admitted two charges of assault by beating, after attacking former girlfriend Georgia Haywood.

He also admitted the assault by beating of Ms Haywood's friends Francesca Ayling and Emma Gustar.

The charges related to incidents in September.

John Marvin also admitted the assault occasioning actual bodily harm of a fourth woman — Abigail Bright, on August 1.

His victims spoke out in court in December, after Marvin changed his plea to guilty on the morning of his trial, as the Isle of Wight County Press first reported last month.

He also caused damage to Ms Haywood's door.

The amateur light heavyweight boxer boxed for the army and represented the Philippines in international competition.

Speaking in court, John Marvin said: "I'm deeply sorry for my actions. It won't happen again."

The bench told Marvin: "These are very serious assaults.

"As a serving member of the forces, your discipline should hold your temper and violent behaviour in check.

"This obviously did not happen.

"Your standards of behaviour have fallen well below most we see through these courts. 

"You have seriously dishonoured your regiment."

Marvin was sentenced to 6 months in prison, suspended for 2 years and must pay £3,000 in compensation, of which £2,000 will be paid to Ms Hayward.

£500 will each be paid to Ms Bright and Ms Ayling.

He must also complete 15 rehabilitation days.