HERE are some notable cases to be heard at Worcester's courts this week.

AN ‘evil’ man who tried to drown his partner in the bath during a ‘terrifying’ attack has been been jailed for 14 years.

Richard Evans held his former partner’s head under the water in the bath at their home in Ronkswood Hill, Worcester until she feared she was going to die. The drunken dad, who is 6ft 3ins tall and 16 and a half stone, was much stronger and more powerful than his 5ft victim. He must serve at least two thirds of the sentence in custody.

During the attack he subjected her, in his own words, to a ‘verbal onslaught, as he shouted at her, telling her to ‘get in the bath’, warning her to ‘get ready!’ and finally shouting ‘you’re going to die!’ as he held her under.

The jury returned at 3pm yesterday, delivering a unanimous guilty verdict to the attempted murder of Jane Webster following the trial at Worcester Crown Court. The 48-year-old, who had told the jury his ‘my spirit was troubled’, showed no emotion as both the verdict and later the sentence were announced.

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A drug dealer caught 'red-handed' selling cannabis at a family festival has been spared jail by the narrowest of margins said a Worcester judge.

Paul Cousins was dealing the class B drug at Nozstock in Herefordshire before he was caught 'red-handed' by security with cannabis, cocaine and cash and handed over to police.

The 31-year-old of Rowberry Street, Bromyard appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday after he admitted possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of cocaine at the festival on July 19, 2019.

Cousins had no previous convictions when he was caught with 13 deals of cannabis which he would have sold for £10 each having already made around 60 deals already.

He was found with £607 in cash made from those deals, sealed bags of cannabis, scales and a grinder after a search was made of his tent.

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A Brute beat a boy with his belt, leaving welts on his bottom, because the lad struggled to read a Polish book.

Karol Lobos admitted the attack on the six-year-old boy, pleading guilty to assaulting/ill-treating/neglecting a child which caused unnecessary suffering or injury when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Monday.

A further charge of child cruelty which alleged that Lobos, 39, of Goodwin Gardens, Evesham had made the boy kneel on raw popcorn with his arms in the air for one hour was not pursued by the prosecution, a decision challenged by Judge Nicolas Cartwright who heard the case and ultimately jailed the defendant.

Andrew Davison, prosecuting, said Lobos inflicted the punishment involving the leather belt because the boy had failed to read a Polish book correctly.

Lobos has two previous convictions, the most recent from when he appeared before magistrates in 2013 for possession of a knife in a public place which earned him a 12 month community order.

Martin Taylor, defending, said: "He has never done it before. He has never done it since. He said in his lengthy and very candid interview that he could not think of any other way of dealing with it. He had become frustrated."

He also stressed that his client had not lost his temper with the child when he hit him with the belt.

Judge Cartwright sentenced Lobos to 18 months in prison.

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A former Worcester university student turned bungling fraudster used her housemates’ bank cards to order £1,600 worth of items in an online shopping spree.

But dippy crook Tatyana Jenkins, a former University of Worcester student, ordered the goods to be delivered to her home address and left a digital trail which made her easy to catch. The 24-year-old admitted seven charges of fraud by false representation when she appeared before magistrates in Worcester yesterday. Six different victims, the former student’s housemates, were identified in the frauds which totalled £1,668. The offences took place between November 2016 and February 2017.

Mark Hambling, prosecuting, said: “This lady was studying an attending Worcester University between those dates. What we have here is a case of breach of trust in that this lady, at some point in time, has access to the cards - credit cards - of a number of people with whom she shares accommodation.”

He said that over the time of the frauds the bank cards had been used to purchase ‘various items’ which were the delivered to her then home address in Albion Road, Willenhall which suggested ‘no sophistication’ to the frauds.

The court heard how Jenkins also had a previous conviction of theft from a meter and making a false representation from July 2017.

Magistrates retired to consider their verdict. They fined her £120 for each fraud. The fines would have been £180 if she had denied the offences.

The total fine was £840. She was also ordered to pay costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £84. The total owed was £1,059.

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