HERE are some notable cases to be heard at Worcester Magistrates Court this week.

A 35-year-old man has denied a string of violent offences, including assault and having a metal bar in Worcester city centre.

Alexandru Topoleanu of Cranham Drive, Warndon, Worcester denied all four charges against him when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Wearing a grey suit, he denied using threatening or abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause Stefan Alexe harassment, alarm or distress (section four public order offence) and criminal damage to a Mercedes Vito van belonging to Dominic Vicol during an incident in the city's Upper Tything on April 23 this year.

A 58-year-old man has appeared in court charged with multiple counts of child rape and indecent assault.

David Carter of Hawkwood Crescent, St John's, Worcester appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court charged with 13 sexual offences against a child.

The defendant is accused of eight rapes of a child under 16, four indecent assaults and one charge of gross indecency with a child. The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1992 and 1999.

A drunk soldier had never been behind the wheel until he crashed his friend’s car after fulfilling his driving ‘fantasy'.

Callum Kinsella admitted aggravating vehicle taking following the crash outside the University of Worcester when he appeared before city magistrates.

The 18-year-old of Ombersley Road, Worcester is now enlisted in the Army, based at barracks in Edinburgh. He crashed his friend’s Volkswagen Polo on Boxing Day last year when he was 17 and had no licence and no insurance.

Though no figure for the damage was provided it was said to be ‘under £5,000’. The car was bought for £8,000.

A former Malvern care home manager has appeared in court to deny fraud by abuse of position.

Ann Comer was the care home manager at Springfield House care home in Malvern at the time the five frauds are alleged to have taken place.

The 52-year-old of Waterfield Road, Hereford, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court today. At the short hearing she confirmed her name, date of birth and address.

A woman is accused of biting two supermarket workers who were trying to stop her shoplifting.

Leanne Croke-Loveridge of Newtown Road, Ronkswood, Worcester appeared over videolink at the city magistrates court on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old did not enter pleas to two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm at the Tesco store in Warndon Villages on October 23 last year and theft of £799 of groceries on the same date. She was represented at the hearing by Gary Harper.