A motorcyclist who pulled over and attacked a pedestrian on the side of the road in a row over money has been ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to his victim.

A court has been told how Dylan Rhodri Jones had been riding his motorbike through Ammanford at 5.45pm on August 2 when he spotted Tomos Alister Davies walking along the road.

Jones, of Myddynfych, came to a stop, got off his bike and punched Mr Davies to the side of his face, knocking one of his teeth out.

The 21-year-old then bear-hugged Mr Davies and threw him to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the pavement.

The court was told that Jones began repeatedly punching Mr Davies to the head while he was on the floor and then kicked him in his body and ribs.

Jones then walked away from the incident, telling Mr Davies he had “brought it on himself”.

Mr Davies sustained multiple injuries, including a broken tooth, a cut to the back of the head, a cut to the lip and sore ribs.

Llanelli magistrates court was told that the two men knew each other and there was an issue between them over money Jones claimed he was owed.

Jones admitted a charge of assault, occasioning actual bodily harm.

The court heard that the incident was the defendant’s first time in court.

District Judge Richard Thomas sentenced Jones to a community order, with a requirement of 200 hours unpaid work.

A restraining order was imposed at the request of the victim, preventing Jones from contacting Mr Davies.

Jones was ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation, which he will pay at a rate of £25 per week until the debt is paid.