THESE are some of the cases that were heard at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Daniel Barnes, aged 29, of Langdale Drive, Warndon, after he failed to show up to face charges of driving whilst disqualified and without insurance on Church Lane, Stoulton, on August 8, and on Glenthorne Avenue, Worcester, on August 11.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Liam Bell, aged 25, of Cornmeadow Road, Worcester, after he failed to appear to face a charge of failing to provide a specimen of blood after being suspected of drink-driving at Wychbold on October 10.

Cerys Devney, aged 38, of Mulberry Terrace, Worcester, pleaded not guilty to a charge of forging a prescription on October 2 in Worcester. Her case was adjourned until January 10 next year for a summary trial.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Cheyenne Drummond, aged 23, of Milward Close, Worcester, on a charge of assaulting a person on August 28 at Worcester, after she failed to appear for the court hearing.

Stefan Dudley, aged 48, of High Street Cradley Heath, was given a suspended prison sentence after he admitted stealing a remote control and charger, and three boxes of hair products and two Gillette razors from shops in Worcester. The sentence of 16 weeks' imprisonment was suspended for 12 months, and he was also told to pay a victim surcharge of £122 and costs of £185.

Stephen Evans, aged 62, of Elgar Avenue Malvern, pleaded guilty of stealing a laptop worth £900 belonging to Fortis Living, between August 1 and September 30. He was told to do 100 hours' community service and pay compensation of £200.

Jack Payne, aged 23, of St Paul's Hostel, Tallow Hill, Worcester, was remanded on unconditional bail to appear in the court on November 14, to face a charge of stealing alcohol from a garage in Castle Street. The adjournment reason was to allow the case to be tied up with other charges.