A TEACHER took a note of a car registration after the window of her home was smashed with a cricket bat, showering a child in broken glass.

Tommy Lee Jauncey and Scott Fewtrell deny affray and having a cricket bat and knife as their trial continues at Worcester Crown Court. The prosecution say both men were involved in an incident at a terraced house in Mill Street, Diglis, Worcester on October 23, 2017. Jauncey further denies theft of a number plate.

Fewtrell, 27, of Chedworth Drive, Warndon, Worcester accepts presence at Mill Street to buy drugs but disputes involvement in the incident. Jauncey, 22, previously of St George's Lane, Barbourne, Worcester denies he was there at all, claiming he was with a girlfriend. Former soldier Paul Taylor, who has a conviction for supplying cannabis accepted he was growing the drug at the property at the time and police seized £3,100 seized from a safe at the house. He said the defendants had been there to rob him. Teacher Sian Taylor, Paul Taylor's step-daughter, had been in a bedroom overlooking the door when she heard bangs, standing on a ledge to look out of the open window. She said her attention was drawn to one man in a group of two to three males.

"He was swinging the bat at our window" said Miss Taylor. She described the male as 'darker skinned' with facial hair and told the jury she had been worried about the safety of a child in the living room. Miss Taylor described how the male looked up at her for 'three to four seconds' and she saw part of his face before he ran to the car, parked nearby. Miss Taylor shouted the registration to her mum who was on the phone to the police and wrote it on a post-it note on her mobile phone and took a screenshot.

On November 10, 2017 she took part in an identification procedure, picking out Jauncey as the man with the cricket bat. Richard Hull, for Jauncey, said she had referred to the male as being 'Asian' in her statement but in the witness box referred to him as 'tan' or 'olive' complexion.

However, she said she had just spent two hours with a child who had been covered in glass and keeping him safe had been her priority. "It was a horrible experience" she said.

She also said 'Asian' may have been the term police used after she described the male's complexion.

"You didn't get a very good view of this person, did you?" said Mr Hull. Miss Taylor replied 'good enough'. Mr Hull said of the male she had picked out at the identity parade: "You were wrong."

But she replied: "I don't believe so."

Martine Taylor, Sian's mum, said she could see her husband Paul talking to males at the door and 'it wasn't a friendly conversation'.

She could see one male carrying a knife 'bigger than any kitchen knife' which she estimated to be a foot long including the handle, shouting to her husband: "He's got a weapon!"

Timothy Sapwell, prosecuting, said Jauncey had been identified by an officer as the driver and later the front seat passenger on the night and that a knife and cricket bat had been recovered. A car was found abandoned on stolen number plates. Jauncey's fingerprints were found on the plate said Mr Sapwell. Jauncey and Fewtrell had been found hiding together in a shed and arrested.

The trial continues.