Local News & Archive — April 13, 2017 at 11:39 pm — Updated: April 13, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Rhyl man jailed for abuse and hatred

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A Rhyl man who slapped a mother in front of her children and threatened a policewoman has been jailed for two and a half years.

Lee Michael Jones admitted seven offences including common assault, hurling racial abuse at police officers and causing criminal damage. The 28 year-old got drunk after he had a row with his girlfriend, which ended their relationship.

Mold Crown Court heard Jones had ended up at the house of a woman he had recently met via Facebook but was told to leave. He became aggressive and slapped the mother, prompting her to call police.

When the three officers arrived, he began a tirade of insults and threats – he called them ”fat black w*****s” and one of them a ”fat Welsh ***”. A female officer was told he would firebomb her house, bite her nose off and stick a knife in her face. He also threatened to kill one of the officers after she was called a ”fat Welsh s**g”.

 

Jones went onto headbutt the rear window of the police car and spat inside both the vehicle and the cell – an incident which forced police to hire a specialist cleaner. When interviewed, he claimed he had only known the mother for a few days – and said she had made up the complaint against him because he was unable to perform sexually for her.

Jones went onto say he could not recall making any threats or racist abuse but may have made comments while he was drunk. The defence said he appreciated his language was extremely unpleasant and unacceptable.

The barrister added it was the first time in a while he had drunk alcohol – he had normally avoided it ”assiduously” but he had broken up with his girlfriend that day and could not cope.

Sentencing Jones, Judge Rhys Rowlands told him he had been ”quite disgraceful” in a ”protracted period of bad behaviour”. While the court had been accustomed to hearing ”vile and wholly unacceptable” abuse towards others, the case was ”as bad as it gets”.

 

Source: Daily Post

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