AFTER handling stolen goods a man was sentenced to four weeks in prison.

Matthew Cushing pleaded not guilty to dishonestly undertaking or assisting in the retention, removal, disposal or realisation of stolen clothing belonging to Marks and Spencer. The clothing was worth. £371.60.

Cushing, 40 of St Paul's Hostel, Worcester was imprisoned as the offence made him in breach of a suspended sentence.

The suspended sentence was imposed on August 31 after Cushing was found guilty of a number of thefts including a bottle of Chardonnay wine to the value of £7 from Iceland Foods, and four dog collars, to the value of £25 from Just For Pets.

Also appearing at Worcester Magistrates court, on September 13 was a 32-year-old who was found in possession of cocaine, while also driving with the substance, along with another drug in his blood.

Ramiz Allkja of High Street, Evesham who pleaded guilty was fined £400 for the possession and had to pay costs of £185 and a victim surcharge of £40.

Allkja also pleaded guilty to driving while a quantity of the drug Benzoylegonine was in his blood, as well as cocaine.

For driving with Benzoylegonine in his system, Allkja was fined £200 and disqualified from driving for 12 months. For driving with cocaine in his system he was fined £200 and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

All of Allkja's offences took place in Evesham on January 19.

Michael Smith, 27 of Ankerdine Hill, Knightwick appeared in court for masturbating in a public place.

Smith was found guilty and committed to prison for 26 weeks.

The offence which took place in Oddingly was aggravated by the defendant's record of previous offending.