A MAN from Evesham assaulted a restaurant worker in Worcester.

Amadou Sey, of Briar Close, Evesham, appeared before magistrates in Worcester charged with common assault, possession of a class B drug and using threatening or abusive language, pleading guilty to all three charges.

The court heard how at 7pm on February 1 this year the victim, James Hasbury, who was working behind the bar at the Bodega restaurant in Worcester, was pushed in the chest by Sey.

Sey heard staff laughing and thought they were laughing at him, asking them: "What are you laughing at" before becoming verbally and physically abusive, pushing Mr Hasbury in the chest before leaving the restaurant.

Police were called but by the time they arrived at the scene Sey had left the restaurant and gone to the Tesco store on Foregate Street. Officers who eventually arrived at Bodega were alerted to reports of a man causing distress in the shop and found Sey there.

When officers arrived Sey had his fists clenched and repeatedly swore at the officers who arrested him, leaving behind a black bag in Tesco containing a small packet of cannabis.

Representing himself, Sey told the court: "I apologise for my behaviour. It was due to me being stupid and this is not my normal behaviour.

"I would like to apologise to everyone involved and I am very sorry for what happened."

Magistrates convicted Sey on all three counts and ordered him to pay a total of £520 in costs and fines, including a £30 victim surcharge. They also ordered him to surrender all drugs to the police for destruction.