A REDDITCH crook with a record of prolific offending has been jailed for 14 weeks after a spate of thefts.

Liam Ross, aged 27, of Forest View, was jailed after admitting seven charges which included stealing clothes worth £408, alcohol worth £137, two charges of failing to surrender to custody and one charge of assault.

Worcestershire magistrates also ordered Ross to pay Compensation totalling £137, costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £122.

Also before Worcestershire magistrates:

  • A man who assaulted a woman in Redditch while he was serving a suspended sentence has been give more jail time.

Gary James, of Great Barn Lane, Redditch, pleaded guilty to assault by beating and was jailed for 14 weeks, suspended for 18 months.

James, aged 55, had previously denied the charge but changed his plea.

Magistrates also made him the subject of a six month curfew requiring him to stay at home between 7pm and 7am, he was also instructed to pay £300 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

James had previously been serving a suspended sentence for two counts of assault by beating and was fined £100 for committing a further offence while serving the suspended term.

Magistrates chose not to activate the original sentence because James had completed all the requirements of a community order, adhered to bail conditions and was a carer for his mother.

  • A woman with drink problems who admitted beating up a man has been handed a suspended jail term.

Emma Lee, aged 35, from Ibstock Close, Redditch, was given eight weeks jail suspended for 12 months for an assault which took place on August.

Magistrates sitting at Redditch also instructed Lee have treatment for alcohol dependency and carry out rehabilitation activity.

Lee, who was told the offence was aggravated because it took place in a domestic context, was given credit for her guilty plea.

She was further ordered to pay £134 costs and a £122 victim surcharge.