A Southampton man has walked free from court after stealing drinks and damaging a cabinet at Greggs before assaulting someone. 

Mark Coffin, 38, caused damage to a glass chiller cabinet at Greggs in Above Bar Street. 

During the incident on August 13 last year he also stole multiple drinks and assaulted a man. 

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Coffin, of Ascupart Street, Southampton, pleaded guilty to assault by beating, theft from a shop and criminal damage. 

He was given a one-year community order at Southampton Magistrates' Court. 

The order includes up to 15 rehabilitation days and a £50 fine. 

Coffin must also pay a £114 surcharge which will be paid through a deduction from his benefits in the next 28 days.