TWO MEN who assaulted a Southampton drug dealer have been given suspended sentences.

Rafal Pielka and Dawid Abramski pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm on a man in June last year, close to St James’ Park in the city.

Southampton Crown Court heard how Pielka, 19 and Abramski, 28, jumped out of their car and chased the victim along Twyford Avenue, attacking him in a row over drugs and money.

Pielka, of Kent Street, was given a nine-month suspended jail sentence and 180 hours of unpaid work. Abramski, of Bevois Valley Road, was also given a nine-month suspended sentence.

They were both ordered to pay £300 in costs and £75 in compensation to the victim.