A Llandudno man who told two Turkish men: “I’m going to cut your heads off” has been ordered to pay them each £250 in compensation.

Brendan Morgan, was heard being aggressive towards Ramazan Yasar and his uncle Abdurahan Yasar in Upper Mostyn Street, Llandudno, on February 2.

The 32-year-old shouted at them: “I hate Albanians and Turkish….I’m going to fight both of you.”

Morgan, of Ffordd Dwyfor, initially pleaded not guilty to two racially aggravated public order offences but changed his plea on the day of the trial last week.

His solicitor Simon Sargent told the court that his client had been drinking and had previously been assaulted by a group of Turkish or Albanian men.

“But that is no justification for what he said,” added Mr Sargent.

Imposing a 26-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, at Llandudno Magistrates Court, District Judge Gwyn Jones said the two men had done nothing wrong but were clearly fearful of what might happen.

Morgan, employed as a high-voltage electrical engineer, was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £620 and a surcharge of £115 in addition to the compensation.

District Judge Gwyn Jones also imposed a restraining order preventing Morgan from contacting Ramazan Yasar for five years.

Abdurahan Yasar one of the two men involved in the incident lives in Turkey.