Court allegation man was punched in face

A JUDGE told a court he wanted to draw the attention of the area police commander to an incident in Llandudno involving a man from Rhos-on-Sea.

It had been alleged the man already being held on the ground was punched in the face.

Barrister Elen Owen defending 34 year old Mark Edwards of Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea, told Caernarfon Crown Court a complaint was being made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the defendant would take matters further.

She said he had a scar on his face and was receiving treatment from an ophthalmologist for what could be a lasting injury. Miss Owen said a police statement about him being punched in the face: “made very disturbing reading”.

The court was shown footage of the incident. Edwards admitted smashing a glass pane in a pub when drunk and was ordered to pay £300 compensation. He also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and was given a three months conditional discharge, which Judge Huw Rees said was the most lenient that could be passed. The judge said he would say no more about the behaviour of the police.