A MAN from Kidderminster has avoided an immediate jail term after assaulting four police officers in one night.

Stephen Wyatt, aged 41, of Whinchat Grove, Kidderminster, pleaded guilty to assaulting four police officers in Kidderminster on October 2 last year.

Wyatt, who has a number of aliases including ‘Snake’, changed his plea to guilty for all four charges when he appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday (March 29).

He also admitted using threatening and abusive words or behaviour.

The court heard how the assaults, which included spitting, had caused considerable worry and anxiety for the officers, due to the blood contained in the spit.

Wyatt was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and was ordered to pay £100 in compensation to each of the officers plus a victim surcharge of £115

He will also be under a curfew between 8pm and 6am for 18 weeks with electronic monitoring.

PETER Vickers, of Biset Avenue, Kidderminster, also appeared before Kidderminster magistrates on Friday, where he pleaded guilty to stealing clothing to the value of £200 belonging to TK Maxx in Kidderminster on February 18 this year, as well as clothing worth £250 from the same store on February 25.

A community order was made for rehabilitation activity. No compensation was ordered because of the limited means of the defendant.

In a separate case, 32-year-old Vickers was fined £10 plus a surcharge of £85 for stealing steaks worth £200 from Aldi in Kidderminster on March 23.