A CLACKMANNAN man who assaulted a young boy failed to turn up at court for sentencing.

Kristopher Johnman, 31, of Argyll Street, previously admitted that on October 15, at his home, he assaulted a boy, then aged eight, by striking him on the leg to his injury.

Sentence on Johnman had been deferred for good behaviour.

However, when he failed to return to court, Sheriff Neil Bowie issued a warrant for his arrest.