A MAN has been jailed for more than ten months after admitting beating a woman.

Joshua Summerell, 22, admitted two charges of beating Linda Vallance in Worcester on October 1 as well as three charges of harassment against her.

Worcester Magistrates Court heard Summerell had beat the victim on October 1 as well as on another occasion between October 25 and October 28.

Summerell also admitted visiting her home three times in October, despite a restraining order being in place preventing him from doing so.

The latest offences put him in breach of a suspended sentence given on April 24 2021 for assault, criminal damage and assaulting an emergency worker.

The court heard Summerell, of St Barbaras Close, Tewkesbury, had previously been sentenced to eight weeks in jail suspended for two years for assaulting Linda Vallance on February 25, along with 12 weeks suspended for two years for assaulting PC Adam Williams, an emergency worker during the course of his work on February 25.

He had also been sentenced to six weeks suspended for two years for assaulting Zara Taylor in Slough in June 22 2020 and another six weeks suspended for two years for an assault on her on June 21 2020.

Magistrates sentenced him to six weeks in prison for the two latest assaults and nine weeks in prison for the three harassment charges.

His previous suspended sentence was activated for the February assaults and one of the assaults the previous June to run consecutively, giving a total time in prison of 41 weeks.

A further six weeks in prison from his suspended sentence for the other June 2020 assault was activated but the time will run concurrently.

He must also pay compensation of £150.

Summerell was sentenced at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on November 22.