A man who assaulted a resident who challenged him for defecating in his driveway has been ordered to pay £455.

Mark Aplin, of Bear Yard Mews, Bristol, was charged with outraging public decency and common assault after the incident on April 27 – the day of the Army v Navy match at Twickenham stadium.

Aplin was caught defecating on the driveway outside an address in Whitton Road by the owner of the property after the match had finished.

The defendant denied he was doing anything and walked away but was challenged by the victim.

A struggle ensued between the pair during which the victim sustained a cut toe and an injury to his knee.

Officers were alerted by a passing member of public and rushed to the scene, where Aplin was arrested.

Police Constable Ali Abiri from the Twickenham Rugby Crime Team, working as part of Richmond CID, said: “The police do not tolerate such antisocial behaviour.

“Rugby days are supposed to be enjoyable family events and we will continue to work hard to ensure this is the case by bringing offenders to justice.”

Aplin pleaded guilty to both offences on May 10, at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court and was ordered to pay £455 in fines, compensation and court costs.