THE jury has been sworn in the trial of a group accused of drugs and weapons offences in Worcester during an alleged turf war.

The panel of 12 women was sworn at Worcester Crown Court yesterday and the case is expected to be opened today.

Asgar Khalfe and Tommy Lee Jauncey both admitted conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine at an earlier hearing last month.

Khalfe, aged 35, previously of Townley Gardens, Aston, Birmingham and Jauncey, aged 23, previously of St George's Lane, Worcester admitted conspiring 'together with others' between January 1 and August 31, 2017 to supply heroin and crack.

Jauncey further admitted being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug of class B (cannabis) between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017.

Khalfe and Jauncey denied conspiracy to cause assault occasioning actual bodily harm to Luke Bridger on August 30, 2017.

Scott Fewtrell, 27, of Chedworth Drive, Warndon, Worcester and Kane Ingram, 21, of Saddlers Walk, Worcester also denied conspiracy to cause Mr Bridger actual bodily harm on August 30, 2017.

Jake Cox, 28, of Mill Street, Worcester was scheduled to be arraigned on the conspiracy to supply crack cocaine (count one of the indictment) at a later date.

Jauncey had previously denied conspiracy to damage property, possession of an offensive weapon (a crossbow) in Chedworth Grove, Worcester, and possession of an imitation firearm (a blank firing pistol) to cause fear of unlawful violence on August 30, 2017.

Fewtrell had also previously denied having an offensive weapon (a crossbow) in Carlisle Road, Worcester on August 30, 2017. The case was prosecuted by Steven Bailey

Khalfe, Jauncey and Ingram are in custody and Scott Fewtrell is on bail.

The trial has a 12 day time estimate.