A HUSBAND spat at his lover when she turned up at his house and spoke to the man's wife about their affair.

Hussain Akhtar, aged 32, of Canterbury Road, Ronkswood, Worcester, admitted assault against his lover Alaina Manton when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Monday.

The court heard how Akhtar's lover attended his home address on June 10 last year after the wife made a telephone call to the other woman.

Lesley Ashton, prosecuting, said: "The lover responded by going around to the defendant's home where she had a conversation with the defendant's wife.

"The defendant arrived at the address and essentially told the lover to get out of the house.

"The defendant agrees that he did tell the lover to get out of his house, that he was pushing at her, that he did get hold of her pink stick and did spit at her.

"Clearly being spat at is an unpleasant experience. I do ask you to consider compensation if you think it is appropriate."

Gary Harper, defending, asked the district judge to go along with the recommendations made in the pre-sentence report.

Mr Harper added: "He specifically asks me to apologise to Miss Manton for his display on that evening. He understands it was disgraceful, especially spitting."

District judge Nigel Cadbury gave him credit for his early guilty plea. However he said: "I do have to bear in mind you have a number of convictions, one of which was similar although on that occasion it was an assault on your wife and on this occasion a different female.

"To be angry with the female and blame it on anybody else is quite wrong. I think you appreciate that now if you didn't at the time."

Unemployed Akhtar was given a 12 month community order to include supervision for 12 months and unpaid work for 100 hours. He was also ordered to pay the victim £150 compensation, £85 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.