A Bewdley man has ended up with a court bill of nearly £2,500 after deliberately damaging someone else's ornaments.

Audey Loveridge, aged 43, of Riverside Caravan Park, Greenacres Lane, Dowles Road, denied damaging several ornaments belonging to Gary Dowdeswell, but was found guilty.

He was fined £375 and ordered to pay £1,760 compensation, £300 prosecution costs and £37 to the victim services fund.

Also at Kidderminster Magistrates Court:

A Stourport man who admitted nine theft charges, including stealing a TV, bicycle, chocolate and meat has been placed on curfew under electronic monitoring for eight weeks.

Simon Lander denied two further theft charges and magistrates adjourned those cases.

Lander, aged 41, of Minster Road, admitted stealing: Coffee worth £121.88, belonging to B&M store Kidderminster; meat worth £120 from to Marks and Spencer, Kidderminster; washing powder and chocolate from Spar; a tv from Tesco; cheese from the Co-op at Stourport; six joints of beef from Aldi; A B&Q pressure washer; more coffee from B&M; trays of chocolate from the Co-op.

He was ordered to pay £367.12 in compensation.

Patrick Joseph Evans, aged 31, of Exeter Close, Kidderminster, was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid voluntary work after he admitted threatening words or behaviour to Gary Swain.

Evans had changed his plea from the original not guilty.

He was ordered to pay £300 compensation and £95 towards victim services.