A PENSIONER from Deganwy who caused criminal damage to two doors in the block of flats where he lives has been fined.

David Jones, 70, of Allerton Court, Pentywyn Road, was told to pay a total of £435 at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court today (March 11).

During today’s hearing, he admitted a charge of criminal damage to property.

The court heard that, on June 25, 2023, Jones caused damage to the flat door of Margaret Holness, another resident at Allerton Court.


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Wales and West Housing Association, the organisation responsible for Allerton Court, confirmed that Jones had damaged two doors at the premises, causing £200 of damage.

Jones had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge, but changed his plea today.

In mitigation for Jones, the court heard that he was “suffering from delirium at the time” and has a history of mental health problems, albeit which are being “controlled” currently.

He has lived at Allerton Court since 2019, and was last before the law courts 28 years ago.

District Judge Gwyn Jones, presiding over the hearing, ordered the defendant to pay a £150 fine, £200 in compensation, and £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

This amounted to a total payment of £435.