A TEENAGER who admitted sex offences against a 14-year-old girl has been remanded in custody for psychiatric assessment.

Samuel Forty, 19, of Suffolk Lane, Abberley, pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual activity with a child.

When he appeared at Worcester Crown Court, his barrister Jabeen Akhtar said he had tried to harm himself in custody.

Judge Christopher Plunkett said a report from a psychiatrist would be considered when the case returned for sentence on April 18. He ordered Forty to sign the sex offenders register.