AN ATTACKER has been sent to the crown court for sentencing after causing actual bodily harm to a woman on five occasions in Herefordshire.

Wayne Lock was found guilty of five counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when he appeared before magistrates in January.

The court heard from prosecutor Paul John that the 24-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Marilena Di Vitantonio, had assaulted a woman on five occasions, causing her actual bodily harm in each attack.


The assaults happened in Leominster on August 3 and 29 2022, on October 15 and between October 16 and 24 2022, and on November 21, 2021, magistrates in Hereford were told.

The case was sent to the crown court for sentencing and Lock, of The Crest, Edwyn Ralph, was released on unconditional bail with a pre-sentencing report ordered to be carried out by the probation service ahead of his next hearing.

He will appear before Worcester Crown Court for sentencing on February 26.