A STOURPORT man admitted beating up a woman twice and breaking her phone and sunglasses.

Richard Williams, of Lower Lickhill Road, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating when he appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Friday (June 28).

The 44-year-old assaulted Nina Clifton in Stourport on April 12 and again in Bewdley on April 14.

Williams also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to Ms Clifton's sunglasses and mobile phone on April 12.

He had previously denied all charges.

A community order was made, requiring Williams to undergo rehabilitation activity and 75 hours of unpaid work.

He must also pay £350 compensation, an £85 victim surcharge and £200 in court costs.

Also at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Friday, a Kidderminster man was fined for driving while disqualified from holding a licence.

Christopher Evans, aged 42, of Doverdale Avenue, pleaded guilty to driving a Fiat car on the A456 in Blakedown on May 7 this year, despite being disqualified from holding a licence.

He also admitted driving a car without insurance.

Magistrates fined him £275 for each offence, on top of £135 in court costs. He will also receive eight points on his driving licence.

In another case, a Kidderminster man admitted stealing women's tops from Marks and Spencer.

Simon Radnor, of Westcott Road, pleaded guilty to stealing two knitted women's tops worth £79 from M&S in Kidderminster on January 30.

The 36-year-old denied stealing groceries worth £51.80 from Tesco in Kidderminster on January 29, but was found guilty by magistrates.

Radnor was ordered to pay compensation of £104.90, a victim surcharge of £85 and £150 to the CPS.

Lucy Hill, aged 39, of Westcott Road, Kidderminster, was also found guilty of stealing groceries from Kidderminster Tesco on January 29 and was given an eight-week suspended prison sentence.

She was also ordered to pay £25.90 compensation, a £115 victim surcharge and £150 in court costs.

Hill is appealing the sentence.