Newborough man jailed after stand-off

North Wales Police

A Newborough man who showed a ”blatant disregard for authority” has been jailed for 28 months.

David Lewis (31) admitted threatening police officers during a three-hour stand off at his home last December.

Lewis, who livestreamed the incident on Facebook, was also charged with breaching a criminal behaviour order twice and two further counts of public disorder.

Caernarfon Crown Court heard Lewis was wanted by the courts for breaching a supervision order after he was released from custody.

When they arrived at his home at Tre Rhosyr on 6th December, Lewis lashed out at the officers with abusive and threatening language.

He ran up the stairs and jumped out of his bathroom window onto the roof of a garage, staying there and refusing to co-operate with police.

Lewis continued to shout and swear at officers and negotiators, taking photos and videos of them while broadcasting the incident on social media. He was eventually arrested and taken to Caernarfon Crown Court.

At a court hearing a week later, Lewis 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 also 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.

The defence said Lewis accepted he had a volatile temper – and asked for the jail sentenced to be suspended.

But the request was refused by Judge Timothy Petts, who told Lewis he had behaved in an appaling manner and posed a risk to the public.

After sentencing on Friday, Anglesey District Inspector Llinos Davies said: ”This should have been a simple arrest and transportation straight to court had Lewis have been reasonable.”

”This was appalling behaviour which occurred in a residential area which is a mix of elderly residents in bungalows, family homes and a primary school nearby.”

”Lewis’ actions that day even caused neighbours to come out onto the street to see what the disturbance was.”

”He will now spend the foreseeable future sat in a prison cell and I hope that subsequently during that time, he will be able to reflect on his blatant disregard for authority and look to change his ways.”

The judge also extended Lewis’ criminal behaviour order for another three years – it’s now due to expire in 2023.

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