DRUG dealers have admitted their role in a conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine in Worcester but dispute their alleged role in conspiracy to commit violence and use weapons.

Asgar Khalfe and Tommy Lee Jauncey both admitted conspiracy to supply both class A drugs when they appeared at Worcester Crown Court yesterday following an alleged drugs turf war in the city. Khalfe, aged 35, previously of Townley Gardens, Aston, Birmingham and Jauncey, aged 23, previously of St George's Lane, Worcester admitted conspiring 'together with others' between January 1 and August 31, 2017 to supply heroin and crack.

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

Khalfe and Jauncey denied conspiracy to cause assault occasioning actual bodily harm to Luke Bridger on August 30, 2017.

Scott Fewtrell, 27, of Chedworth Drive, Warndon, Worcester and Kane Ingram, 21, of Saddlers Walk, Worcester also denied conspiracy to cause Mr Bridger actual bodily harm on August 30, 2017.

Jake Cox, 28, of Mill Street, Worcester was not present at the hearing and will be arraigned on the conspiracy to supply crack cocaine (count one of the indictment) at a later date.

Jauncey had previously 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 had also previously denied having an offensive weapon (a crossbow) in Carlisle Road, Worcester on August 30, 2017. The case was prosecuted by Steven Bailey. The case was heard by Judge Nicolas Cartwright. All defence advocates were also present at the pre-trial review which took place in court two.

The trial is scheduled to be heard on December 2 this year at Worcester Crown Court although it is expected no live witnesses will be called on the first day. Bail conditions remain as before. Khalfe, Jauncey and Ingram are in custody and Scott Fewtrell is on bail.