A WOOTTON man who assaulted Morrisons' security staff and threatened to 'get the boys in' to do one of them in has been sentenced.

Luke Francis Fauvel, of Mill Square, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The 36-year-old admitted theft from a shop, common assault and assault by beating, on May 1.

Prosecutor, Ann Smout, told the court Fauvel had entered Morrisons supermarket in Newport, where he was seen to conceal an item.

She said Fauvel was spotted by a security guard while taking a toffee vanilla sundae, and when approached, attempted to barge past him.

Mrs Smout said Fauvel was aggressive and abusive, and raised an arm to strike when he was restrained.

She said he pushed another member of staff and claimed he would "get the boys in" to do him in.

In police interview, he refused to comment, but pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity in court.

No one was injured during the incident.

Mrs Smout said Fauvel was last before the bench in October last year for battery.

James Cameron, defending, said Fauvel didn't have a massive recollection of what happened.

He said he had been out with his friends and one of them handed him a drink which, unbeknownst to him, contained Valium and Xanax.

Mr Cameron said Fauvel recognised what he did was out of order and thought his engagements with Inclusion (a drug and alcohol service) were benefitting him.

He said he had not been before the courts anywhere near as regularly and was making positive steps.

Fauvel was given a 12-month community order to include a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement.

He was fined £40 and ordered to pay costs of £45 and a £95 surcharge.