A MAN from Kidderminster was given a six-week curfew for harassing a woman by sending unwanted gifts to her place of work.

Andrew Spencer, aged 40, of Droitwich Road, pleaded guilty to a charge of harassment at Redditch Magistrates' Court on Monday, January 4.

Between September 19 and September 23, 2019, Spencer pursued a course of conduct which amounted to harassment, including text messages, phone calls and sending gifts to the woman's place of employment.

Magistrates made a restraining order, prohibiting Spencer from contacting the victim, and ordered he abide by a curfew with electronic monitoring for six weeks.

He must also pay £100 in compensation.

In a separate case, a Stourport man was ordered to repay the cost of alcohol he stole from Tesco in Kidderminster.

Ryan Parker, aged 42, of New Street, admitted four counts of theft of alcohol between January 18 and February 3 this year which totalled £389.

At Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, he was ordered to repay the full cost of the stolen alcohol as compensation.

In another case at Worcester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (January 5), a Kidderminster man was banned from the road for driving while over the legal alcohol limit.

James Hunt, aged 31, of Kittiwake Drive, pleaded guilty to driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit in Silverwoods Way in Kidderminster on December 15 last year.

The defendant was found to have 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates fined him £101 and ordered him to pay £34 towards victim services and £135 in court costs.

Hunt was also disqualified from obtaining a driving licence for 12 months. His guilty plea was taken into account during sentencing.

In a case at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, a 24-year-old man was fined for being more than double the legal alcohol limit while driving.

Toby Stevens, of Park Street, Kidderminster, admitted having alprazolam and diazepam, both class C drugs, in his possession on March 9 last year.

He also pleaded guilty to being over the drink drive limit in Kidderminster that same day.

The proportion of alcohol in his breath was found to be 78 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath - more than double the prescribed limit of 35.

Stevens was fined £200 for drink driving plus £80 for the diazepam and was ordered to pay £135 in court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Magistrates also disqualified him from driving for two years.