The following cases were heard at Worcester Magistrates Court recently.


ANDREW JONES, 58, of Avening Close, Worcester, was sentenced for sending a letter / communication / article conveying a threatening message and assault by beating. 

Both offences took place in Worcester on April 24. 

Jones was given a 12 month community order with 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days and to complete mental health treatment. 

Jones was ordered to pay costs of £400 and £114 victim surcharge. 


ALAN BISHOP, 72, of Ranelagh Road, Malvern admitted two charges of assault by beating of an emergency worker, being drunk and disorderly in a public place and failing to surrender to police/court bail at the appointed time. 

The assaults and drunk and disorderly offence took place in Malvern on May 18, the failure to attend court taking place on August 15. 

Bishop's case was adjourned for a report. He was told to attend his sentencing on November 16 at Worcester Magistrates Court. 


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JACK BURGESS, of The Oaklands, Droitwich, admitted drink driving and possession of a Class A drug.

The 21-year-old was caught drink driving a Seat Ibiza on Blackpole Road on October 14. 

The evidential sample Burgess gave was 48 mcg of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit being 35mcg. 

And, on the same day, Burgess was found to have cocaine in his possession in Kidderminster.

Burgess was disqualified from driving for 14 months, which will be reduced by 14 weeks if he completes a drink-drive awareness course. 

He was also fined £369 and ordered to pay costs of £135, £246 victim surcharge. 


MATHEW BADHAM, of Anglia Crescent, Kempsey, admitted criminal damage and failing to provide a specimen for analysis. 

The court heard Badham committed the failure to provide offence on October 16 in Kempsey. 

The 36-year-old also caused £250 damage to a motorbike on October 9 in Kempsey. 

Badham was jailed for 12 weeks, the magistrates saying his offences were so serious only immediate custody was justified. 

He was disqualified from driving for four years. 

Badham was also ordered to pay £250 compensation to the victim with no order for costs or victim surcharge made.