A STOURBRIDGE man has been hit with a community order after stealing more than £120 worth of laundry freshener.

Mark Hill, of Sherwood Road, admitted stealing sixteen bottles of Lenor Unstoppables from B&M in Merry Hill, worth £127.84, at a hearing at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court.

He was slapped with a community order after also admitting swiping an electric toothbrush and razor from Boots in Dudley and snatching meat, worth a combined value of £533, from Aldi in Stourbridge.

The 36-year-old was also ordered to pay £100 in compensation.

In other cases heard last week, a Dudley man has been jailed for ten weeks and ordered to pay a £322 court bill after committing a string of thefts and an assault.

Shawn Leroy Smith, of Watsons Green Road, admitted committing an assault on April 2 in Oldbury and also pleaded guilty to swiping £45.76 worth of joints of meat from Asda, also in Oldbury.

He also pleaded guilty to causing £600 worth of unlawful damage to a window on Harvest Road in Rowley Regis and stealing meat from Marks and Spencers in Merry Hill.

The 37-year-old was jailed due to repeat offending and not complying with court orders.

Also before magistrates, an Oldbury woman was banned from getting behind the wheel for five years and hit with a suspended prison term after admitting drink driving and trespassing into a house to cause damage.

Cammie Bennett, of Badsey Road, was found to have 91 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath on May 14.

The 33-year-old also pleaded guilty to trespassing into a house on Cotswold Close with the intention to commit unlawful damage and also admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance or a test certificate.

She received a 22 week jail term, suspended for 18 months, and was ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation.