A 24-year-old man who assaulted a woman in Moreton in Marsh four times in a week has been sentenced to do 100 hours of unpaid work for the community.

At Cheltenham Magistrates court on July 9, James Abery of Westwater Way, Didcot, Oxon, pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman by beating in Moreton on May 11, twice on May 13, and again on May 16.

The magistrates imposed a community order with conditions to do the unpaid work and attend 30 days of a programme requirement.

Abery was also ordered to pay £170 in costs and surcharges.