A MAN from Conwy was ordered to pay a four-figure sum after being found guilty of assault at a train station.

Jean-Luc Vanderbijl, 32, was accused of assaulting David Rees, and of being drunk and disorderly, at Chester railway station on August 21, 2021.

Mr Vanderbijl, of Hall Road, Penrhyn Bay, pleaded guilty to both offences at Chester Magistrates’ Court on March 16.


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For committing assault by beating, he was fined £850, and ordered to pay compensation of £100, a victim surcharge of £85, and costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £85.

This amounted to a total of £1,120, which he was ordered to pay by April 13.

No separate penalty was imposed for Mr Vanderbijl’s drunk and disorderly offence.