A DRUNK woman beater who punched and throttled his ex in Worcester has appeared in court again, this time for a drunken car crash which left behind a trail of blood.

Adelin Ciocirlan punched his partner several times in the face and later throttled her at her Worcester home but this time it was own face that was left bloody and battered after a crash.

The 27-year-old was before Worcester Magistrates again on Thursday for drink driving after he crashed into a wall, leaving a blood trail behind which police followed to the defendant.

The attacker, who spoke through a Romanian interpreter, was already on bail for one attack on his partner when he carried out a second at her city home within the same month.

Last month he admitted two charges of assault by beating - one on January 11 this year in Evesham and a second at her home in Worcester on January 29 this year.

On Thursday he admitted driving his Fiat Punto with excess alcohol in Waterside, Evesham on September 13 last year. The reading was 122mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, one and a half times the limit of 80mg.

Shafquat Reaz, prosecuting, said: "Officers have noticed a blood trail at the time. They followed that blood trail to the defendant. He is the registered keeper and insured for the Punto.

"An ambulance was called and he was treated and then taken to hospital for his injuries which is where that relevant blood sample was taken."

The defendant, who represented himself, said the prosecution case was 'mostly correct' but that he denied hitting any other vehicle in the incident.

"Someone had asked me to go and move the car because it was blocking a path" he said.

He added: "I know I was not supposed to get behind the wheel."

Magistrates banned him from driving for 12 months. The defendant replied: "I don't want to drive - I'm too scared now."

The bench also fined him £300 and ordered him to pay a £34 victim surcharge and a £135 contribution towards costs. Offered the drink drive course to reduce the length of the ban, the defendant replied: "I don't need it. I haven't drunk since anyway. I don't intend to drive."

In terms of the assaults, we reported last month how the victim in the case, who has now split from Ciocirlan, appeared at court last month alongside other witnesses, including a police officer.

In the end the defendant changed his plea to guilty at the last minute which meant they did not have to give evidence at what would have been a trial.

Andrew Mitchinson, prosecuting, said the first assault happened in the early hours of January 11 this year.

"They had been out at a friend's house and had been drinking on January 10 and were returning home in the early hours of January 11. It seems that an argument occurred. In the course of that argument the defendant punched the injured party three or four times to the head. He pushed her to the ground, causing a cut to her knee and a graze to her elbow" said Mr Mitchinson.

As a result, police were called and Ciocirlan was arrested and charged with common assault. On January 29, before the defendant had appeared in court, he attended the complainant's address in Worcester.

Mr Mitchinson said: "He pushed her, grabbed her neck with both hands and squeezed and this left a red mark below her jawline."

His solicitor, Jo Outhwaite, pointed out there had been a retraction statement from the complainant which had led to an application for a witness summons.

Mrs Outhwaite said alcohol had been a factor in both incidents and that 'both parties were noticeably drunk'. "

The probation service interviewed Ciocirlan, now of Highfield Road in Birmingham via a Romanian interpreter before a pre-sentence report was put before the court.

Magistrates imposed a 12 month community order to include 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days which will involve one-to-one work to address his use of alcohol.

They fined him £270, ordered him to pay compensation to the victim of £100, £320 costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

A six month restraining order was also ordered which prevents him contacting the victim directly or indirectly and from attending her address in Middle Street, Worcester.