A 50-year-old man has appeared in court accused of dangerous driving after it was alleged he drove his car at two social workers in Worcester.

David Drummond of Carlisle Road, Ronkswood did not indicate pleas to dangerous driving and a section four public order offence when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court yesterday.

He is alleged to have driven his Honda dangerously in Carlisle Road on October 8 this year and to have used threatening, abusive, insulting words and behaviour with intent to cause fear of (or to provoke) unlawful violence (section four public order).

These threats are alleged to have been directed at Anna Turner and Vicky Lunn on October 8. Both were named in court when the charges were read out by the clerk. The threats were allegedly made while the defendant was still in the car.

Nicola Ritchie prosecuted the case. Drummond was represented at the hearing by Mark Sheward.

The chairman of the bench told Drummond: "This is a matter to be heard at the crown court."

Drummond was granted bail on condition he has no contact, either directly or indirectly, with the social workers named in court. The case was adjourned until December 12 at Worcester Crown Court.