TWO Stourport men accused of conning a woman into paying for unnecessary works will face trial.

Jason Frederick Jones, 26, of Power Station Road, and Jason William Jones, 49, of Worcester Road, both appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on April 14, each charged with six fraud and unfair trading offences.

Both entered not guilty pleas to all six of their charges and elected a trial by jury, which has been scheduled for May 12 at Worcester Crown Court.

The pair are accused of committing fraud between October 31 and November 2, 2019 by dishonestly making false representations to a Jean Ashton, which they knew were untrue or misleading, and by intending to make a financial gain by carrying out unnecessary works.

Two further charges include making false representations to the same woman by saying that they would not seek monies over the £1,000 agreed price, and saying that the work being undertaken would be done to an appropriate standard.

The remaining charges include engaging in an aggressive commercial practice by harassing, coercing or using undue influence to cause a person to make a transactional decision they would not have taken otherwise, omitting to inform Ms Ashton of the price for the works being carried out, and failing to inform her that she had a right of cancellation.

Both men were bailed on the condition that they live and sleep each night at their home addresses.

In a separate case, a man from Kidderminster was fined just under £2,000 after he was caught drink driving in Bromsgrove.

Colin Rankin, 54, of Sutton Park Road, drove a Mercedes car on the A38 in Bromsgrove on April 3 after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath was 93 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit in England is 35 micrograms.

Rankin also admitted driving without insurance.

At Worcester Magistrates' Court on April 20, he was fined £1,958 plus £325 in costs. Rankin was also disqualified from driving for 36 months.

In another case, a Kidderminster man was given a suspended prison sentence for shouting and swearing at members of the public in a car.

Paul Riley, 38, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to shouting and swearing and causing other people alarm and upset in Stourport on April 14.

On April 15, magistrates in Kidderminster said Riley's crime was made more serious because it was the second breach of a court order within a very short period of time.

He was sentenced to four weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. He must also pay £135 in court costs and a £128 victim surcharge.