A MAN has avoided jail due to "significant health issues" after assaulting a woman and stealing £380 from her over three days.

Sharaz Khan, 32, of Butler Street West, in Wapping, Bradford was sentenced at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Tuesday for assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm (ABH) and three offences of theft from a person.

He changed his plea to guilty for all four offences on the same day he was sentenced.

Khan committed ABH between August 31 and September 17 this year, when he assaulted a woman.

He also stole money from the same woman on three separate occasions.

The 32-year-old first took £120 from her on September 5, then £150 on September 13 and a further £110 the day after.

The court handed Khan a community order for his offending, which includes up to 20 Rehabilitation Activity Requirement days. 

Court records said: "Community order made as a direct alternative to custody.

"Community order imposed due to defendant's significant health issues."

The court also made a restraining order against Khan in relation to the woman, which lasts until a further order is made.

Khan was also ordered to pay £150 in compensation, the court documents state.