TWO people have been sentenced for assaulting a man in Kidderminster.

Lucy Hill, 41, and Simon Radnor, 38, both of Westcott Road, pleaded guilty to the assault at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Friday (August 4) after previously denying the crime.

Hill admitted a count of assault by beating and Radnor a count of assault against the same man on January 4 this year.

Hill also pleaded guilty to stealing grocery items from Asda, plus £72 worth of meat from Tesco Express in Kidderminster and £26 worth of meat from Spar.

She was sentenced to a total of 24 weeks in prison.

Magistrates said her crimes were made more serious because she assaulted someone doing their job while she was subject to a two-year suspended sentence and a community order.

This was her second breach of the suspended sentence.

Radnor also admitted stealing seven joints of lamb and two legs of lamb from Asda in Kidderminster between January 4 and January 27 this year.

Magistrates said Radnor's thefts showed persistent criminal behaviour, aggravated by an encounter with a security guard.

He was given a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.