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

A dad caught drink driving for the second time was chased by police into the grounds of a Worcester hospital, just yards from emergency patients.

Madalin Paun, two and a half times the limit, was spared jail after he told magistrates he had a packaging job and a child to support in Romania.

A dangerous driver accelerated to speeds of 130mph in a stolen car on flat tyres, punctured by a stinger during a police chase.

James Delaney was told it was 'a miracle' no-one was killed after he drove the high performance Audi S5 on the M5 near Worcester, carrying on even after one of the tyres had come off the rim altogether.

An arsonist will be assessed to see if he is dangerous after setting fire to his own flat so he could go back to prison.

Edward Corbyn, 37, had already admitted arson after setting a fire in the shower cubicle of his flat in Worcester Road, Malvern. He appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Friday following the fire on October 18 last year.

A gang who stole cars worth £30,000 have 'no assets' and will have to pay back just £1 each as a nominal fee or face a day in jail.

Car key burglars Billy Cowley, Brandon Gorman and Reece Williams-Brown raided an Evesham home while a young child slept inside and were later involved in 'extremely dangerous driving' in a stolen car during a failed getaway.

A hearing took place at Worcester Crown Court on Friday to discuss how to recover the cost of the stolen cars from the defendants, all now serving prison sentences, after some debate about their value.