A WORCESTER man who drove in the city despite having been banned by the courts will be sentenced this month.

Paul Reid, of Byfield Rise, Worcester, appeared before magistrates in the city charged with driving while disqualified in the city on October 10 last year.

He was also charged with driving without insurance and driving while the car, a Citroen Xsara Picasso, had illegal tire tread depth, being below the 1.6mm required by law.

On the day in question, Reid was driving in Lowesmoor despite having already had his licence revoked.

The 59 year-old pleaded guilty to all three offences, and will be sentenced on May 12.

His case was adjourned so the court could consider disqualification from driving.

An Evesham man has been made the subject of a restraining order after he admitted using threatening or abusive words and behaviour.

Kirils Jefrimovs, of no fixed abode, appeared before magistrates in Worcester on May 1 where he admitted the single charge, which relates to an incident in Evesham on March 30 this year.

Magistrates imposed a restraining order banning 37 year-old Jefrimovs from entering Abbey Park, Monks Walk, Evesham until April 30, 2023.

He was also fined £100, ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and court costs of £100.

A thief from Worcester has been ordered to pay compensation after he admitted stealing alcohol on a number of occasions in the city.

Sam Wood, of Barbourne Road, appeared before magistrates in Worcester on May 1 where he admitted stealing food and alcohol to the value of £61.49 from Aldi between February 19 and 20 this year.

He also admitted stealing a bottle of whiskey worth £12.99 from B&M in the city on March 10 this year. Wood, who also goes by the name "Dingle Wood" and "Sam Woods" pleaded guilty to both charges.

Magistrates ordered the 31 year-old to pay compensation to the value of the stolen goods. They did not make him pay court costs due to a lack of means.