A MAN from Colwyn Bay who assaulted his mother in her Llandudno home has been ordered to complete rehabilitation activity and avoid alcohol.

Craig Jones, 33, of Woodland Road East, was sentenced at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court today (May 22).

At the same court on April 16 – the day a trial was due to commence – Jones changed his plea to guilty for a charge of assault by beating.


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The court heard that, shortly before 8.30pm on October 23, 2023, police received a call from Jones’ brother, who said he’d been contacted by the defendant’s neighbour having heard commotion at his home.

Jones was living with his mother, Annette Jones, in Llandudno at the time.

When police attended, Ms Jones was in her living room, and said her son had consumed drugs before falling asleep in her bed.

After Ms Jones returned home to find him in her bed, an argument between them had ensued, before Jones pushed his mother and struck her to the head, causing her to scream.

She was left with what was described in court as a “lump, the size of a golf ball, on her head”.

When interviewed by officers, Jones denied assaulting his mother, saying he had fell asleep in her room having been watching television, and suggesting she had been drinking and was “angry and aggressive”.

Ms Jones said she “wasn’t sure how it happened,” meanwhile.

Jones was said to have a “limited antecedent history”, including a previous conviction for assaulting a police officer in 2017.

In mitigation for him, the court was told that he now “fully accepts” his wrongdoing and has since left the family home.

He has been “effectively homeless” since then, and has also lost his job with Conwy County Borough Council.

Jones, for whom “things spiralled somewhat”, has also not had contact with his mother or brother since the incident, either.

But, the solicitor representing him said, “he knows he’s got to get himself sorted out, and he’s willing to do so”.

Magistrates ordered Jones to complete 25 days’ rehabilitation activity, and a 120-day period of monitored alcohol abstiencne.

He will also pay court costs of £200, compensation of £100, and a surcharge of £114.