Newborough stand-off: man admits threatening police

A court has heard how a wanted man ended up in a three-hour stand off with police.

David Lewis admitted threatening officers while he stood on top of an outbuilding in Newborough last December. The 31 year-old also took photos and video of the stand-off.

Caernarfon magistrates heard there was an arrest warrant for Lewis, which was excecuted on 6th December. But the defendant became abusive and climbed onto the outbuilding, where he continued shouting and swearing at police.

Lewis was arrested – but at a court hearing a week later, he hit out again at officers and began filming them while waiting for his case to come up, despite a warning from security officers. The photos and videos were later posted on Facebook.

At a second hearing last month, Lewis again recorded footage of police officers. He later pleaded guilty to two charges taking photos and videos in court.

Lewis, who remains under a Criminal Behaviour Order, was granted bail by magistrates but told he cannot have a mobile phone in a public place. He will be sentenced by a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court on Friday 22nd March.

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