Caernarfon man jailed again after skipping prison recall

North Wales Police

A Caernarfon man who failed to return to prison is back behind bars.

William Martin Tate was released on licence last week from HMP Altcourse in Liverpool. The 31 year-old – a prolific offender – pleaded guilty to failing to return after being recalled.

He was arrested on Thursday afternoon after 24 hours at large.

Llandudno magistrates sentenced Tate to a fortnight in custody. His defence told Llandudno magistrates that Tate didn’t make ”any effort to flee the jurisdiction” and he was now facing staying in jail until September.

Tate was serving a fifteen-month jail term at Altcourse for affray and breaching a restraining order following an incident at a house in Llanaelhaearn, near Pwllheli, last April.

That sentence came just days after he was released from prison for an unprovoked assault on another man in Bontnewydd a year ago.

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