A MAN from Redditch has been handed a suspended sentence after attacking a woman and driving over the alcohol limit.

Andrew Morris, of Hazel Road, Batchley, was sentenced for a number of charges at Redditch Magistrates' Court on Monday (March 22).

The 30-year-old previously pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating a woman in Bromsgrove on February 26 this year.

Morris admitted damaging the windscreen of a white Peugeot car owned by the woman and taking the vehicle without consent.

He also admitted driving the car without insurance on the M42 with 61 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

For the two assault charges, Morris was handed 12 and four week concurrent prison sentences suspended for two years.

He was ordered to pay a total of £753, which includes £440 in fines, costs of £185 and a £128 victim surcharge.

He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 17 months.

The defendant's guilty pleas were taken into account when sentences were imposed.