A HOMELESS man accused of attacking a Worcester woman has appeared in court.

Michael Clarke appeared at Worcester Magistrates’ Court yesterday via video link from HMP Birmingham in connection with the attack, which is alleged to have taken place on Wednesday, May 21.

However, although the 35-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge, chairman of the bench John Ta ylor expressed concern both about his mental state and the basis of his plea.

He has ordered a report to be prepared before Clarke’s next appearance.

Clarke was remanded in custody and will re-appear at Worcester Magistrates’ Court via video link on Monday, August 11.