A BURGLAR has pleaded guilty to an incident involving an axe in Willersey.

At Gloucester Crown Court Paul Stuchbury, 45 of Amanda Drive, Birmingham, admitted his part in the incident at the JCA construction site in Campden Lane, Willersey on January 30.

Another man, Jason Ward, 27, of Gideon Close, Yardley, has already denied involvement in the aggravated burglary and will stand trial on July 10 this year.

Stuchbury pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary; affray; possession of an offensive weapon, said to be an axe; and destroying property - all at the construction site.

Stuchbury also pleaded guilty to theft on January 30 from B&Q and an assault on Alex Kennedy the same day.

A further offence of putting a person in fear of violence by harassment between January 26 and January 30 this year was denied by Stuchbury.

The prosecution alleged that he harassed David Griffiths by contacting him on Facebook, by telephone, and attending his workplace, thereby causing him to fear violence.

Prosecutor, James Haskell, said in light of the guilty pleas to the other matters, he thought it would 'inconceivable' that the prosecution would want a trial on that outstanding offence.

He asked the judge, recorder Malcolm Gibney, for seven days to confirm that position.

The judge agreed, and said that Stuchbury would have to await the outcome of Mr Ward's trial before he could be sentenced.

“On the face of it those pleas are satisfactory,” the judge said. “Clearly the custody threshold has been passed.”

Charlotte Surley, said she did not require a pre-sentence report as a 'full psychiatric report' had already been prepared, and she could provide mitigation to the court.

She accepted that Stuchbury could not be sentenced until his co-defendant's trial was resolved.

“It is appropriate,” the judge said, “if he is convicted, that you are sentenced together.

“In the meantime I will remand you in custody.”