A Cradley Heath ‘prolific offender’ has been jailed for three weeks after admitting stealing a bottle of perfume valued at £45 from Tesco Extra. Shakele Mohammed Zaid, aged 36, of Whitehall Road, pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay £128 to the victim services fund.

Other recent cases at Dudley Magistrates Court included:

A Halesowen shoplifter has been ordered to pay £60 in compensation after four counts of theft from the Co-op store. Ross Andrew Hierons, aged 41, of Southwick Road, pleaded guilty to stealing steak, washing up liquid, and various other items.

A drink driver who crashed into a garden wall and house has been fined and banned.

Corsa driver Tracy Jane Parsons, aged 54, of The Straits, Dudley, admitted failing to report an accident which damaged the garden wall of nos 37 and 39 The Straits Road, and damaging the downstairs from window of number 39.

She also admitted driving with 52 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35.

She was fined a total of £300 and ordered to pay £167 in costs. She was disqualified for 15 months.

A Dudley man who broke a non- molestation order when he approached a woman on a street and sent her a letter has been fined a total of £300 and ordered to pay £219 in costs. Gareth Mark Stefan Thomas, aged 33, of Suffolk Road, admitted the charges.