HERE are some notable cases heard at Worcester Magistrates Court over the last week.

Sam Norman, 31, of Fairleigh Road, Pershore, was placed under a curfew after pleading guilty to causing victim Lisa Norman to fear that violence would be used against her by his course of conduct..

The offence took place between August 6 and August 14 this year. The court heard the course of conduct included calling and attending her home address, making a threat towards her and making repeated phone calls and sending her messages.

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Magistrates gave Norman a 12 week curfew, active between the hours of 7pm and 7am each day. Norman must also complete rehabilitation activity requirement days and was given a restraining order, requiring him not to contact the victim either directly or indirectly. Norman must pay a victim surcharge of £90 and costs of £135, a total of £225, at a rate of £5 a week.

Another charge of stalking was dismissed as no evidence was offered by the Crown Prosecution Service when the case was heard on October 15.

Meanwhile, also on October 15, Sebastian Nokes appeared on a charge of harassment of Juanita Chilton-Griffiths.

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It is alleged the Sling Lane, Malvern, resident’s course of conduct included sending invoices and letters to the victim, and behaving in a confrontational manner towards her.

The 54-year-old pleaded not guilty and the case was adjourned for his trial, which will take place at the court on November 8. He was remanded on unconditional bail.

Lynne Crowden, 70, of Woodend Farm, Bromyard Road, Malvern, also appeared in court on October 15 on a charge of driving a Mercedes on the M5, five to six southbound - a section with a variable speed limit - at a speed exceeding 50mph. Crowden changed his initial not guilty plea to guilty.

Crowden was fined £396, and told to pay a victim surcharge of £39,and costs of £200 - a total of £635. Magistrates accepted an offer to pay the amount in full by November 12. His licence was also endorsed with four points.