A MAN from Colwyn Bay who attacked a pensioner during a driving dispute in Llandudno has been spared jail.

Connor Roberts, 31, of Abergele Road, was sentenced to a year’s imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, at Mold Crown Court today (February 12).

He was also handed a restraining order and ordered to complete unpaid work.


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Prosecuting, David Mainstone told the court that, on April 23, 2023, Roberts was driving a Vauxhall Omega vehicle in Llandudno when he overtook Allan West.

An argument arose between the two, which led to Roberts kicking and punching Mr West’s vehicle several times, and telling him to “open the f***ing door”.

Roberts then drove alongside him, until Mr West mounted a curb and had no option but to turn into a cul-de-sac.

He was followed into the cul-de-sac by Roberts, essentially blocking him in, before approaching Mr West again by the driver’s door.

Mr West’s rear door was kicked twice, and his driver’s window punched, by Roberts.

After he got out of his vehicle in an attempt to “calm him down”, Mr West was assaulted by Roberts, causing him a swollen and bruised jaw, a loose tooth, and a lost filling.

Such was the commotion caused that residents in the area came out of their homes, with one person taking Roberts’ young child away from the scene for their safety, and another giving Mr West a chair to sit on.

Defending, Sarah Yates said Roberts had no previous convictions, and is remorseful for his “out of character” behaviour.

Sentencing, Judge Niclas Parry ordered Roberts to complete 250 hours’ unpaid work, and abide by a 12-month driving ban.

A restraining order was also imposed, preventing him from contacting Mr West.

“Only a custodial sentence can be justified,” Judge Parry said.

“But I’m satisfied that there is a realistic prospect of rehabilitation.”