A MAN in his sixties has admitted taking cocaine, three mobile phones and eight phone cards into HMP Berwyn in Wrexham.

Clarence Licorish has been warned to expect a prison sentence.

Licorish, 63, who lives in Leicester, appeared at Mold Crown Court via a live television link from his local court.

He admitted the two offences from March 15 and Judge Niclas Parry was told Licorish had significant health issues.

He walked with the assistance of an aid and had the use of a disability scooter.

It was difficult to him to travel and an application was made for a pre-sentence report and for him to be sentenced at his local court.

Judge Parry said he had not been too ill to travel from Leicester to Wrexham with items for the prison.

He said he would not be assisted by a pre-sentence report and said he would sentence next week by a live link.

"You are going to be given significant credit for pleading guilty as early as you have done," the judge told Licorish.

But there could only be one sentence for the offences, particularly bearing in mind his "appalling previous convictions".

The judge said Licorish was being released on bail to enable him to put his affairs in order.