A MAN who received a stolen van, drove it without insurance and without wearing a seatbelt and obstructed a police officer will be sentenced after he was found guilty at trial.

Ashley Harrison of Cherrington Close, Worcester, appeared before magistrates on November 24 where he was charged with receiving stolen goods, namely a white Ford Transit van knowing or believing it was stolen. He pleaded not guilty to this charge, but was found guilty at trial.

The 41 year-old also admitted willfully obstructing PC Breay of West Mercia Police on the same day as he received the van, June 2 last year. He was also charged with driving without insurance and driving without his seatbelt on, both on June 2 last year in Brindley Road.

Magistrates in Worcester decided to adjourn the hearing so a pre-sentence report could be prepared. Harrison will appear in court again on December 17 for the report to be heard.

A man who denied failing to provide driver information has been found guilty at trial. Pawan Uppal Singh, of Lower Church Lane, Tipton, appeared before magistrates in Worcester on November 24 charged with the failure to provide details relating to a motoring offence. He denied the charge, which relates to an incident on January 15 this year in Droitwich, but was found guilty at trial. The 62 year-old was fined £180 as well as being ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and court costs of £300.

An Evesham man who assaulted a woman while damaging the car and mobile phone of a different woman must pay compensation.

Joseph Scarratt, of Hop Kiln Gardens, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court charged with assaulting a woman in Evesham on April 10 this year.

He was also charged with damaging a car belonging to a different woman, as well as damaging her mobile phone. These incidents also happened on April 10.

34 year-old Scarratt pleaded guilty to the charges, being handed a 12-month conditional discharge as well as being ordered to pay £1,095 compensation for the damage caused to the car and the phone, as well as the assault.

A man who drove an electric scooter in Worcester has been found guilty despite denying the charge. Kim Ming Sum, of Foregate Street, Worcester, was sentenced on November 24 after being found guilty of driving an electric scooter down Worcester High Street despite having no insurance.

The 52 year-old denied the charge, but was found guilty at trial. As a result, he was given six points on his driving licence as well as a £660 fine, £66 victim surcharge and £630 court costs.