Here are the biggest court stories that have featured in the SNJ, Gazette Series or Wilts Glos Standard over the past few days.

A 54-year-old woman kicked a casualty consultant in the chest as the doctor was removing her clothing to administer an injection.

Zena Aylward of Pullens Road, Painswick, had been arrested by police after allegedly spitting at an officer who was responding to her making a suicide threat.

Judge Ian Lawrie QC deferred sentence on her for three months, to August 25, and told her if she continues to address her difficulties and stay out of further trouble he will not pass a jail term.

FULL STORY: Painswick woman kicked A&E doctor in chest after being arrested

A HOMELESS Stroud man broke into the home of a woman who had taken pity on him.

Stephen King, 32, was living in an abandoned garage in the town when he approached the woman outside her home in Horns Road and asked for money to stay in a hostel.

The woman gave him £20 on March 4th - and just two days later he returned to her home, broke in and stole her handbag.

The judge sentenced King to 18 months in prison and imposed a two-year restraining order not to contact the victim.

FULL STORY: Stroud man jailed for burgling house of woman who gave him £20

A teenager from the Dursley area who became unwell at school was found to have a pistol taped to his shin and a knife tucked into his waistband, as well as other weapons.

The shocked deputy headteacher of the school, which can't be named for legal reasons, called the police when the weapons were found on the boy as he was being attended to in the school medical room after admitting to 'taking something'.

In March, the boy appeared before Gloucestershire Youth Court and admitted possessing the weapons on February 14, 2019. He was given an eight-month referral order.

The story was told in court on Tuesday because the man from whom the boy stole the gun, Jeremy Wren, aged 44, of Engine Arm Mooring, Smethwick, Birmingham, admitted being illegally in possession of the weapon on his houseboat between February 1 and 15 last year.

FULL STORY: Teenager from Dursley area had gun and knife at school

A 36-year-old Cirencester man who pointed a knife at a teenager in the town has since assaulted a man in a night club - by 'grabbing his testicles for a prolonged period'.

Gary May, formerly of Upper Churnside, Cirencester, has also been accused of a further assault - by allegedly biting a man three times, Gloucester crown court was told.

May denies the biting offence and is awaiting a magistrates court trial currently scheduled for June 1st - but he admits the testicle grabbing.

FULL STORY: Cirencester man admits grabbing reveller's testicles in nightclub