An Evesham man has been given a last chance after facing a prison sentence at Worcester Crown Court for drug offences.

Jamie Smith was given a 12-month jail sentence suspended for two years when he admitted last November to having heroin intending to supply it to others.

But Jason Aris, prosecuting, said 33-year-old Smith, of Coronation Street, had been arrested again for possessing the drug and obstructing police by giving a false name.

Smith, who admitted breach of the suspended sentence and the obstruction and second drug charge, was given a 12-month community order.

He must attend a general offending programme organised by the probation service.

Judge Andrew Geddes said that the suspended prison sentence would continue.

He said: "You are getting one more chance. You have an addiction which, if you don't cure it, will result in you spending time in prison."

Smith was arrested when police raided his home and found a small quantity of heroin behind a tumble drier.

The value was £5 and Smith said he was taking methadone to try and break his drug habit.

Charles Hamer, defending, said Smith had been taking regular drug tests and these had proved negative.