Man admits affray after ‘voltaile’ disturbance

Geograph (Steven Haslington)

A man has admitted affray after a ‘volatile’ disutrbance at a block of flats in Menai Bridge.

Jason Charles (49) was caught brandishing a knife on the Tyddyn Mostyn estate on Monday night (18th March).

Llandudno magistrates heard a police officer was told Charles had been fighting with knives with another man while drunk. A crowd had formed outside the block of flats.

Prosecutors said Charles claimed he had been bullied and ended up locked inside the bathroom. The PC drew his Taser after he saw the defendant with a knife.

Charles’ defence said he used it to protect himself – he had been fearful on the night and apologised to the lone officer following the disturbance.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Caernarfon Crown Court for sentencing on Friday 12th April.

At the same court hearing, Daniel Burgess (34), pleaded guilty to kicking a police officer in the knee.

Burgess, also from Tyddyn Mostyn, claimed he had been attacked with a knife after drinking with his neighbour in an alleged unprovoked assault.

The defence said Burgess, an unemployed man, ran into the bathroom with ‘defensive wounds’. He was described as feeling confused about his arrest, but insisted he now understood the perception of the police.

A road traffic officer turned up at the scene first and called for back-up.

Burgess, who admitted assaulting an emergency worker, was told to pay £100 compensation and £170 in costs. Under a community order, he must also carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and undergo rehabilitation to address alcohol and thinking.

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