THESE are some of the cases that were heard at Worcester Magistrates Court last week.

Evesham Journal:

Thomas Fincher, of Astwood Road, Worcester, pleaded guilty to the charges when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on January 13.

The assault and criminal damage took place in Worcester on Boxing Day.

Fincher, 25, has also been charged with assaulting PC Edwards and PC Young on the same day,and has given an indicated plea of guilty to those charges.

At the latest hearing of the case, at the court on February 7, Fincher was remanded on conditional bail until his next appearance set for February 27.

Evesham Journal:

Daniele Marucci, aged 44

A ‘DROWSY’ drug driver who swallowed a rock of crack cocaine said people always think he’s on something because of his ‘lazy eyelids’.

Daniele Marucci, 44, denied drug driving, claiming he only swallowed a rock of his passenger’s crack cocaine in Worcester after police pulled him over.

The father-of-two has previous convictions for possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply, possession of heroin and dangerous driving. The court heard from a probation officer that Marucci had lost his mother two years ago and had recently suffered from pneumonia.

He added: “I’m meticulous not to drive under the influence of anything.” He also told magistrates ‘my licence is really important to me’ and ‘my life depends upon it’.

Magistrates banned him from driving for 18 months and ordered him to complete 150 hours of unpaid work, pay costs of £625 and a victim surcharge of £85.