A 28-year-old man on a deferred sentence is accused of bringing drugs into the dock of a Worcester court - and making threats with a hammer.

Scott Fewtrell of Chedworth Drive, Warndon, Worcester, appeared on a deferred sentence at Worcester Crown Court on Friday.

Steven Bailey, prosecuting, said Fewtrell was accused of bringing cannabis and a steroid with a prison value of £1,300 into the court in Worcester (23g of cannabis and 40 tablets).

He is also facing a public order matter involving 'a hammer'. His barrister, Ekwall Tiwana, who appeared over videolink said his client would deny both allegations and asked the deferred sentence to be adjourned to await the outcome of these other cases.

The public order matter is due to be tried in the magistrates court on August 3 this year and the drugs matter is due to be heard on October 29.

Judge Nicolas Cartwright adjourned the deferred sentence until November 30, reserving the matter to himself.

A deferred sentence is a sentence that is suspended until after a defendant has completed a period of probation. If the defendant fulfils the stipulations surrounding probation, a judge may then throw out the sentence and guilty plea, clearing the incident from their record.