Man accused of assaults and theft of wine from Tesco


A man appeared in court charged with theft and two counts of assault by beating.

Paul Michael Griffiths of Illingworth, Halifax, indicated guilty pleas to stealing six bottles of wine from Tesco Express on Keighley Road and punching a woman who tried to prevent him from doing so on May 30.

At Calderdale Magistrates Court he also indicated a guilty plea to hitting a woman around the head on Cumberland Close in Ovenden on June 21.

23-year-old Griffiths is due back in court on August 15 and was bailed.