A GROUP of men has appeared in court accused of drug dealing and weapons offences, including an allegation that two were armed with a crossbow and one with an imitation firearm in Worcester.

Scott Fewtrell, Tommy Lee Jauncey, Kane Ingram, Asgar Khalfe and Jake Cox appeared together at Worcester Crown Court yesterday where the charges were formally put to them by the clerk.

Ingram, aged 21, of Saddlers Walk, Worcester admitted conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin, both class A drugs, between January 1 and August 31, 2017 but denied conspiracy to commit an assault against Luke Bridger.

Jake Cox, 28, of Mill Street, Worcester, admitted conspiracy to supply heroin as part of the same conspiracy.

Fewtrell, aged 27, of Chedworth Drive, Worcester and Jauncey, aged 22, previously of St George's Lane, Worcester, both denied conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin over the same period. Both men also denied conspiracy to assault Luke Bridger.

Jauncey further denied being concerned in the supply of cannabis (a class B drug) between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017.

He denied conspiracy to damage property, possession of an offensive weapon (a crossbow) in Chedworth Grove, Worcester, and possession of an imitation firearm (a blank firing pistol) to cause fear of unlawful violence on August 30, 2017.

Fewtrell denied having an offensive weapon (a crossbow) in Carlisle Road, Worcester on August 30, 2017.

Asgar Khalfe, aged 35, previously of Townley Gardens, Aston, Birmingham is due to have charges put to him at separate hearing on October 4 this year.

The case was heard by Judge Nicolas Cartwright.

A trial date has been listed at Worcester Crown Court on December 2 this year. The trial has been given a 12 day time estimate.