A SUSPECTED arsonist accused of an attack on a Worcester university building and another man said to have broken a city chip shop window have had their cases listed before the courts.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many Worcester cases are still being dealt with by the courts this month, often via administrative hearings.

Christian Fielding, 47, of no fixed abode had his case adjourned for a trial at Worcester Crown Court on June 15. He stands accused of arson after allegedly setting fire to a rubbish bin and damaged the Jenny Lind building (part of the University of Worcester City Campus) in Worcester on May 10 this year.

Brian Payne committed criminal damage after it is alleged he broke the window of Lowesmoor Fish Bar in Worcester on January 30 this year, causing £672 of damage.

The 20-year-old of Rodborough Drive, Worcester, who appeared over live videolink, also destroyed an external window of the Salvation Army on March 17.

In total he was ordered to pay £600 compensation.

Kidderminster Magistrates Court also heard the case of Trevor Biddle, 41, of Orchard Caravan Site, Pinvin.

He has indicated guilty pleas to breaching a non-molestation order by sending text messages, making phone calls and attending the address of the applicant on April 19, 20 and 21 this year. The case was adjourned until June 2 and Biddle was remanded in custody.

The case of James Bone, 31, of Guarlford Road, Malvern was listed for an application for the continued detention of seized cash, namely £1,200.

Jack Payne, 24, of Britannia Road, Worcester was in court on suspicion of two assaults and for damaging the rear side window of a police car, all offences said to have been committed on February 3 this year. It was listed as ‘urgent’ because it was a domestic violence case.

The case was scheduled to be heard again on Thursday for an administrative hearing at which he was not asked to appear. The case of Kyle Saunders was also listed. The 21-year-old of Woodmancote, Worcester is accused of damaging a Ford Fiesta on September 27 last year and possession of an imitation firearm. He was remanded on bail until June 18 in relation to the criminal damage. The case was listed for trial on June 9 at Worcester Crown Court in respect of the imitation firearm.