THESE are some of the cases heard at Worcester Crown Court this week.

A city drug addict suspected of dealing was accused of lying to the police by a judge about the extent of her role in the enterprise. Meanwhile, an arsonist who set a leisure park office on fire with petrol in a 'revenge' attack in Wichenford was spared jail and a sex offender from Upton who admitted rape and having indecent images of children was warned he faces a long sentence.

A 'fantastic' Worcester dad with a very bad temper was also in court for an assault on his partner.

Recovering addict Lucy Cannaway was admitted possession of class A drugs heroin and crack cocaine when she appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, her co-defendant, out of town dealer Finley Clarke of New England Street, Brighton, will admit dealing the drugs - but only on the basis he was plying the trade to pay off a drugs debt, claiming he was scared of other people further up the chain.

Judge James Burbidge QC, the Recorder of Worcester, said he did not believe Cannaway's story that she was merely buying class A drugs. She had originally been charged with supply.

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Meanwhile a sex offender has been warned he faces a long jail sentence after admitting rapes and making indecent images of children.

Diminutive pensioner James Boyles hobbled into Worcester Crown Court wearing a face mask and leaning on a stick to face 13 sexual offence charges.

The 69-year-old of William Tennant Way, Upton cut a frail figure as he shuffled, stoop-shouldered into the dock as one of his victims looked on from the public gallery.

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A ‘vulnerable’ dad angry at being made 'homeless' during the coronavirus crisis carried out a ‘revenge’ arson attack on a caravan site office, setting it on fire with petrol and suffering burns himself.

Robert Swain can be seen on the CCTV footage stepping back from the blaze as it ignites with a bright flash at the Coppice Leisure Park in Wichenford, near Worcester.

The 61-year-old, of no fixed abode, was living on the site when he caused the fire at 1.30am on April 7 this year. He had already admitted the 'reckless' arson attack when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday.

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A ‘fantastic father’ with a bad temper has admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an attack on his partner.

Damian Homer, aged 46, of Mayfield Avenue, Worcester appeared at the city’s crown court on Wednesday where he admitted assaulting his partner Stacey Hill.

The assault happened on July 1 this year.

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