A MAN has been jailed for five months after assaulting a police officer in Hereford.

Daniel Jamie Jones pleading guilty to two counts of assault when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster on May 22.

The court heard 33-year-old Jones had assaulted a woman and a police officer by beating in Hereford on February 4.

Magistrates said the offence was serious due to his previous record and handed Jones, who is from Ombersley Road, Worcester, a three month sentence for assaulting the police officer, and a two month sentence for assaulting the woman, to run consecutively.

He was also ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge.