A KIDDERMINSTER man caused £200 worth of damage to a police cell.

Brendan McGee, aged 30, of Park Street, Kidderminster, admitted causing the damage to a glass brick in a police cell in Kidderminster on June 15.

McGee also admitted harassing a woman in Kidderminster between June 13 and June 15 by going to her home address when he knew their relationship was over.

He appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on August 9 where a restraining order was made, preventing him from contacting the victim.

Magistrates also made a community order for the criminal damage, requiring the defendant to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and pay £50 in compensation.

In another case, Adam Smith, aged 23, of Coronation Way, Kidderminster, pleaded guilty to emailing a woman who he was prohibited from contacting by a non-molestation order.

The offence took place on June 28 this year and Smith appeared before Kidderminster magistrates on August 9.

He was fined £194 and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 plus £185 in court costs.

Michael Taylor, of no fixed abode in Kidderminster, admitted stealing washing detergent worth £48 from Wilko in Redditch between August 5 and August 7.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to theft at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on August 8 and was jailed for four weeks.

Magistrates said the offence was made more serious by the defendant's record of previous offending, and because the crime was committed during the operational period of a suspended sentence.

Taylor was ordered to pay compensation of £48.