A WOMAN from Stourport stole a handbag and beauty products worth £152.94 from TK Maxx in Kidderminster.

Laura Whatmore, of Windmill Close, pleaded guilty to theft at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (October 29).

The 31-year-old also admitted taking £10 worth of food items from Morrisons in Droitwich on September 28 this year.

Whatmore was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. She was also ordered to pay £122 to fund victim services.

In a separate case, another Stourport woman was given an 18-week suspended prison sentence after stealing food and beauty items.

Kalie Blaymires, who lives at the same address as Laura Whatmore, admitted stealing food worth £4 from Morrisons in Droitwich, and £27.98 worth of beauty products from TK Maxx in Kidderminster on September 28.

She committed the second theft alongside Whatmore.

Blaymires also admitted breaching a community order made at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on June 26 by failing to attend supervision as required.

The community order was made following an assault in Stourport in June.

Blaymires was sentenced to 18 weeks in jail, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay a £122 victim surcharge.

Also at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, a man was jailed after driving without a licence while more than double the legal alcohol limit in Kidderminster.

Ian Lewis, aged 34, of Lye High Street, pleaded guilty to driving a black Mercedes on the A449 after drinking so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath was 92 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Lewis was disqualified from holding a driving licence at the time and was also found in possession of cannabis resin.

Magistrates said Lewis' crimes were made more serious by his record of offending and sentenced him to 18 weeks in prison.

He was also disqualified from driving for 52 months.

In another case, a Kidderminster woman stole more than £200 worth of alcohol from Morrisons.

Emma Stoten, of Crane Street, pleaded guilty to stealing five bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne, one bottle of gin and toiletries worth £222.20 from the Kidderminster supermarket on October 28.

Magistrates said the 38-year-old had already served her sentence during her time spend in custody.

No order was made for costs.