THE following is a round-up of Worcester Crown Court stories featured in the Worcester News last week.

John Taroni arrived at Worcester Crown Court after having a drink, admitting breaching a court order by failing to attend an appointment.

The 55-year-old failed to attend a probation service appointment on September 20 after he was given a community order for 10 months to include 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days and an alcohol treatment requirement.

A 42-year-old man who missed his probation service appointment was also late for court.

Peter Hodgetts of Stanley Road, Worcester admitted the breach of a court order when he appeared late at the city's crown court.

Hodgetts failed to attend a probation service appointment on September 17 or provide acceptable evidence to cover his absence within five working days.

Jake Toriyen has denied assault occasioning actual bodily harm after a man was knocked out at a Worcester bar.

Toriyen had already pleaded not guilty to the alleged attack at Alexander's bar in New Street, Worcester, when he appeared for a pre-trial review before Judge Jim Tindal at Worcester Crown Court.

Billy Sheppard has denied aggravated vehicle taking following a crash which damaged other cars, homes and a telegraph pole.

He pleaded not guilty to a single count of aggravated vehicle taking when he appeared at court.

A 57-year-old man has denied making an indecent image of a child and possession of more than 700 extreme pornographic images involving animals.

Stephen Prosser appeared at Worcester Crown Court yesterday where the charges were formally put to him by the clerk.