A THUG has appeared in court for attacking a police officer.

Jordan Fish, 28, assaulted PC Anthony Butterfill in Portslade on December 30.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court Fish admitted assault.

Fish, of Towers Road, Upper Beeding, must complete 150 hours of unpaid work. He must also pay £200 in compensation.

No orders for costs or a surcharge were made because of Fish’s lack of means to pay, and compensation to PC Butterfill took priority.