AN ATTACKER caused actual bodily harm and destroyed a Christmas tree in a Hereford incident, a court has heard.

Jordan Belmont entered guilty pleas to one charge of criminal damage, one of possessing a class A drug, one of assault by beating, and one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in November.

The court heard from prosecutor Owen Beale that the 25-year-old had assaulted a woman, causing her actual bodily harm, intentionally or recklessly damaged a plastic Christmas tree worth £50 belonging to the assault victim, and was caught in possession of £20 worth of controlled class A drug cocaine in Hereford on November 26.


He had also assaulted the same victim by beating in Hereford on September 28, magistrates were told.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentencing report to be carried out by the probation service and Belmont, who is of Haul Fron, Tonypandy, was bailed with conditions not to enter Hereford except to attend a pre-arranged appointment with probation and not to contact the victim.

He will appear before magistrates in Hereford next for sentencing on December 20.

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