A MAN has admitted a string of offences including robbery, theft and using threatening language when he made a brief appearance in court.

Kevin Scott is accused of robbing a woman on April 12 this year before using a stolen bank card to commit the fraud. The robbery was said to have taken place in Stockton town centre.

Teesside Crown Court heard that two days later he was accused of being threatening and abusive in Stockton.

Scott, of Brierville Road, Stockton, became agitated when Judge Jonathan Carroll adjourned the case for three weeks.

The defendant, who was appearing via videolink from Holme House Prison, shouted: "You little f****** nonce, I want to be sentenced today."

Tom Mitchell, prosecuting, asked for the case to be adjourned so that Scott's co-accused Margaret Tansey could enter her pleas to similar charges when she appears in the came court today.

Mr Mitchell said the outcome of Tansey's appearance would dictate whether Scott could be sentenced on his own, if she pleads not guilty, or together if his partner enters guilty pleas.

Scott's barrister, Nicci Horton said her client did not require a pre-sentence report before Judge Carroll adjourned the case.

The defendant will next appear before the court on Tuesday, August 4.