A DUDLEY man has been jailed for 20 weeks for two counts of assault, including against a police officer, and a string of damage offences.

Chadney Ferguson, of Bowling Green Road, admitted assaulting a woman on March 4, along with causing unlawful damage to an Audi A1 and a Seat Leon when he appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on June 19.

He also admitted assaulting a police officer in Tipton on June 17 and causing damage to a door.

The 23-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to damaging a window, possessing cannabis and wilfully obstructing a police officer, all on May 15.

He was jailed for a total of 20 weeks for the offences due to failing to comply with court orders. The court also ordered Ferguson to pay £300 in compensation.

Also before magistrates, a Stourbridge man received a suspended jail term after admitting possessing a knife in public and causing damage to a window.

Dominic Holmes, of Grove Road, Wollescote, pleaded guilty to destroying a double glazed window in Busbury on Christmas Day. He also admitted possessing a Stanley knife, without good reason or authority, on the same day.

The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to the offences at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court on June 25 and received a 26-week jail term, suspended for 12 months.

He also received a community order and must carry out 180 hours of unpaid work over the next 12 months and must also pay compensation, a surcharge and costs totalling £507.

Meanwhile, a Halesowen man must follow a curfew for 28 days after stealing detergent from Farmfoods.

Matthew Smith, of Shenstone Valley Road, admitting stealing the goods from the Brierley Hill store on June 20 when he appeared at court on June 22.

The 31-year-old received a community order with a rehabilitation requirement and must follow an electronic curfew for 28 days. He was also ordered to pay a surcharge and costs totalling £230.