A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a woman who failed to attend her court hearing.

Laura Whatmore, of Stourport, was due to appear at Worcester Magistrates Court on November 26 to face four theft charges relating to shops in Worcester.

She is accused of stealing vitamins from Superdrug in the city between August 5 and August 26 this year.

In addition, she is charged with stealing air fresheners worth £95.75 from Wilko, clothing and fragrances worth £28.00 from Next and cosmetics worth £913 from Marks and Spencer in Worcester.

All of these thefts are alleged to have happened on August 27 this year.

32 year-old Whatmore, of Windmill Close, failed to appear, so magistrates issued a warrant for her arrest without bail.

A woman accused of assault occasioning bodily harm in Worcester will be sentenced after she admitted the charges.

Julia Phyall, of Canterbury Road, Worcester, appeared before magistrates on November 26 charged with assaulting a woman and damaging garden furniture belonging to a different woman on September 1, this year.

The 53 year old indicated a guilty plea to the charges, and will be sentenced on January 8, 2021 at Worcester Crown Court.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Worcester man who failed to attend a court hearing in the city.

35 year-old Carl Bainbridge was due to appear in court on November 26 to face a single charge of stealing two chairs worth £50 from Ostlers in Worcester.

He failed to attend his hearing, so magistrates issued a warrant for his arrest.

A man accused of assaulting another man in Evesham is to stand trial after he denied the charge.

Dumitru-Daniel Tancu, of Port Street, Evesham, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on November 26 where he was facing a single charge of assaulting Stoyan Paskov in the town on September 27.

The 36 year-old denied the charge, and will go on trial on January 22 next year.

Meanwhile, an Upton man has been fined after he admitted being in charge of a motor while over the legal alcohol limit.

Neil Roberts, of Gardens Walk, Upton Upon Severn, appeared before magistrates in Worcester on November 26 where he admitted being incharge of the vehicle with 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35.

The 54 year-old was fined £40 and was also ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and court costs of £135.

He was also given 10 penalty points on his driving licence.