HERE are some notable cases heard at Worcester Crown Court this week.

James Boyles was jailed for four years at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday after he admitted 15 sexual offences including three rapes, one attempted rape and a sexual assault against the same woman while she slept, touching her naked breasts.

The rapes were committed without the woman’s knowledge while she was ‘unconscious’ after taking sleeping pills and drinking alcohol.

Jack Payne caused thousands of pounds of damage in Worcester city centre as he threw tiles off a roof while swearing as a police officer tried to talk him down.

His dad eventually talked him down off the roof.

Appearing over videolink from prison, he admitted criminal damage and affray. He is subject to a new criminal behaviour order in an effort to curb his offending.

Jake Haynes admitted grievous bodily harm after he punched his cousin, Ben Butler, 'five or six times' while his victim sat in his car at his home near Worcester. The blows opened up a long, deep gash in his cheek during what the judge called a 'cowardly attack'.

The victim claimed an object, possibly a knuckle duster, was used but the defendant denied a weapon was used. Haynes was given a suspended sentence.

Daniel Freeman Hollins denies causing death by careless driving and while uninsured and unlicensed at his trial at Worcester Crown Court which began on Monday. The 20-year-old of Swinyard Road, Malvern crashed at the Robin Hood pub, Gloucester Road, Castlemorton at 7.30pm on Friday, May 24 last year.

After veering off the road, his car struck two parked cars, including that of Raymond Johnstone before victim and vehicle were dragged into a timber and brick building which collapsed on top of him