A TYNEDALE man will spend 22 weeks in a young offender's institution after assaulting two women.

At South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday, Stanley Wood (20) formerly of Jubilee Cottages, West Woodburn, but now of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to assaulting the two victims at Blyth on August 10.

He returned to the court the following day where he was sentenced to 22 weeks in the institution, the sentences to run concurrently.

Wood was ordered to pay £200 compensation to one victim, and £100 compensation to the other.

He was also sentenced to 10 weeks in the institution, again to run concurrently with the other sentences, after pleading guilty to a charge of harassment.

It was said that Wood made threatening messages to one of the victims between October 18 and 25, the constant communication deemed as harassment. He pleaded guilty to this charge.

A 12-month restraining order preventing him contacting the victim was imposed.

In addition, Wood admitted a charge of causing criminal damage relating to an incident in Blyth on October 12, damaging a TV, a living room wall, cupboard, mirrors and doors to the value of £1,000 belonging to one of the victims.

A 12-month restraining order was imposed and he was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to the victim.