A man has been charged in connection with an apparent armed siege at a Worcester pub.
A man was seen holding a gun inside the King's Head pub in Upton-upon-Severn on Wednesday last week. Gunshots were heard inside the pub.
Timothy Bayliss, 37, of New Street, Upton-upon-Severn, appeared at Worcester City Magistrates Court on Saturday, charged with three counts of possessing a firearm, possessing a loaded or unloaded firearm with suitable ammunition, and criminal damage.
He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Worcester Crown Court today (28 July).
Professional football player charged
A professional footballer has been charged with being drunk and disorderly at a Shropshire pub during a night out with his teammates.
Bristol City player Danny Coles, 23, was outside the Barley Mow pub in Newport when the incident is alleged to have happened.
Bristol City had played a friendly match against Tamworth that day.
Coles will appear before Telford magistrates on Tuesday 16 August.
Manager cleared of stealing from pub
A pub manager has been cleared of stealing £7,000 while working at a Barrow pub.
The judge at Preston Crown Court decided last week that Norman Sanger, 58, had no case to answer.
Sanger, of James Terrace, Samlesbury, had denied stealing the cash from the Albion pub in Duke Street between March and August last year. It had been alleged that Sanger stole £5,287.10 between 30 March and 2 August, and £1,794.58 between 1 August and 24 August.
Suspended jail term for glass yob
A man who threw a glass in a crowded pub hitting a woman on the back of the head has been given a two-year suspended sentence.
James Johnstone, 35, had appeared at South East Magistrates Court where he had admitted grievous bodily harm at the Cock & Pye in Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, on 23 April. He was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court last week.
The court heard that Johnstone threw the glass that hit the unnamed woman, who collapsed and was taken to hospital. The blow caused a 3cm cut.
Joanne Eley, defending, said Johnstone recognised the seriousness of his actions.
Johnstone was also ordered to pay a £500 fine plus £300 costs.
Former host stamped on woman's head
An ex-licensee, who stamped on a woman's head and dragged her across his pub's dance floor, has been jailed for 18 months.
Plymouth Crown Court heard last week that Shane Ratcliffe, 44, committed the attack on Tracy Phillips at the Hackney Carriage in Union Street, Plymouth.
Ratcliffe also punched her friend, Michelle Medlen, in the face, and in a separate incident, kicked a man in the chest.
Ratcliffe, formerly of Union Street, earlier admitted three charges of causing actual bodily harm against the women on 24 October, and against the man, Dean Bernardini, on 22 November.
The court heard that a pub barmaid had approached the two women and 'things became heated.
The court viewed CCTV film showing Ratcliffe stamping on Phillips and dragging her out of the pub.
Marc Deegan, prosecuting, said Medlen recalled being punched in the face, falling to the floor and being kicked in the head. Both women suffered cuts and bruises.
Deegan said about one month later, Ratcliffe kicked Bernardini in the chest as he was held in a headlock by a group of men. Ratcliffe believed Bernardini had damaged a pub door.
The Hackney Carriage is now under new management.