HERE are some of the notable cases heard at Worcester Magistrates Court this month.

A man from Worcester was handed a community order after he admitted assaulting another man in the city.

Steven Cooper pleaded guilty to a single charge of assault by beating when he appeared before magistrates on August 17.

He was accused of assaulting a man in Worcester on December 22 last year.

The 50 year-old, of Hawkwood Crescent, was given a six-month community order as well as a curfew which means he must remain at his address in Hawkwood Crescent between 8pm and 5am.

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He was also ordered to pay £500 in compensation, a £90 victim surcharge and costs of £135.

An arrest warrant was made for a man and a woman from Birmingham who failed to attend their magistrates hearings in Worcester.

Magistrates issued the warrant for the arrest of Paul Woodcock after the 44 year-old failed to attend his hearing.

He was charged with receiving stolen goods, namely nicotine patches and perfume worth £197.97 from Boots in Worcester.

Also due to face charges was Simone Woodcock, who was charged with stealing Nicorette patches from Boots in Worcester and perfume from Debenhams in the city.

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The pair, both of Gillott Road, Birmingham, failed to attend their hearings, so a warrant was issued for their arrest.

A man who used threatening words and behaviour in Evesham was fined after his guilt was proved in absence.

37 year-old Carl Cox, of Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, was charged with using threatening words or behaviour in Evesham on January 27 this year.

He was fined £50, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £75