A DRIVER who was behind the wheel despite having neither a licence nor insurance will be sentenced after he admitted the offences.

Josh Smith, of Jamaica Road, Malvern, appeared before magistrates in Worcester on June 17 to face a number of charges.

These were: driving without a licence, driving without insurance, driving with undue care and attention, using threatening or abusive words and behaviour and assaulting a PCSO.

All the offences took place on March 22 this year in Malvern, when 18 year-old Smith had been driving a Peugeot 206 in May Bank, Malvern.

He admitted all the charges and he was remanded on bail until July 19 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Smith is also due to undergo a mental health assessment on June 24 and he is banned from entering or loitering near Arek O'Barbers in order to prevent offending.

Another Malvern man guilty of driving offences appeared in court on June 17.

Darius Shirley of Shaw Walk, Malvern, indicated guilty pleas to a number of cases relating to driving offences and drug possession.

The first charge was having cannabis in his possession in Shropshire on December 10 last year: he pleaded guilty.

The second charge was that on the same day, also in Shropshire, he drove with Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol in his system.

He also indicated a guilty plea to this charge.

Thirdly, he was charged with another count of driving with Delta-9 in his system, this time on December 12 last year. He indicated a guilty plea.

He was also charged with driving while having benzoylecgonine in his system, also on December 12 in Shropshire.

Magistrates fined the 24 year-old £60 in addition to banning him from driving for 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and court costs of £135. They also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.