A MAN found guilty of assaulting two people in Conwy and committing criminal damage to property has been handed a suspended sentence and unpaid work, and is to pay £1,500 in costs.

Matthew Ayres, 19, of Gleneagles Drive, Blackburn, was found guilty of assaulting Aaron Jones (assault by beating) and Kel-c Hulme (actual bodily harm) on Llanelian Road, Old Colwyn, on June 13, 2021.

Mr Ayres was also found guilty of destroying an iPhone 6S+ worth £100 belonging to Hulme on the same date and address.


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At Llandudno Magistrates’ Court on April 13, he received a 26-week concurrent sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to complete 200 hours of supervised, unpaid work within the next year, and comply with any instructions given to him by his responsible officer.

Mr Ayres is to also pay £850 in compensation, and £650 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

He is to pay this £1,500 in monthly instalments of £120, commencing April 27.

A further offence of assault by beating Hulme on Llanelian Road on June 13, 2021 was withdrawn.