A MAN has admitted attempted robbery and warned he could be sent to jail.

Jason Edge pleaded guilty to the charge on the indictment which related to the incident that took place on January 23 of this year.

At the start of the 50-year-old's hearing, after the indictment had been read and he had pleaded, his defence barrister, Mark Thompson, immediately stood and said he was applying for an adjournment so that a pre sentence report could be carried out.

Mr Thompson said as well as the report, character references also needed to be obtained.

His Honour Judge Martin Jackson asked Mr Thompson about his client's last previous conviction, to which Mr Thompson replied it had been in 2013 so there had been six years "without any significant offending".

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Mr Thompson added the pre sentence report would need to look into Edge's issues, including being heroin dependant although the barrister said Edge was "trying to reduce that".

Michael Aspinall, prosecuting, offered no observations.

Judge Jackson asked Edge to stand and said: "You have pleaded guilty to attempted robbery, you know you will have to be sentenced.

"I'm adjourning for a pre sentence report. The fact I'm adjourning should be taken as no promise for the sentence you will receive.

"All options will be available, including an immediate custodial sentence."

The Drake Avenue, Worcester, resident was told he must attend his sentencing hearing, which was scheduled for July 23, and was granted conditional bail with the conditions including he must not to enter Co-op in St John's Worcester.

The case was heard at Worcester Crown Court on Thursday, (June 25).