Local News & Archive — February 9, 2016 at 10:11 am — Updated: February 9, 2016 at 10:11 am

Rhyl mum-of-nine admits court outburst


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A mother-of-nine has admitted threatening a female security guard in an outburst during a court hearing.

Llandudno magistrates were hearing a case involving a member of Candy Lavelle’s family, when the 47 year-old from Rhyl lashed out at Melanie Powell – two of her children, aged eight and ten, were also in court on 1st December 2015.

Lavelle called Miss Powell a ”f*****g b****” and a ”s**g” after she was asked to keep quiet. When she was ejected from the courtroom for disrupting the case, she told the guard: ”I’ll f*****g have you”.

Lavelle was later arrested and charged with two public order offences after an incident at the Fiorenzo Cazari hotel on East Parade on the night before Christmas Eve.

At Prestatyn magistrates court, her defence claimed she felt Miss Powell was being unfair towards her children. She was described as vulnerable with mental health problems – she had not taken medication on the day of the hearing and what happened had been very stressful.

But the court chair condemned Lavelle’s behaviour in abusing a public servant as appaling. She was given a year’s discharge and awarded Miss Powell £50 in compensation. Lavelle must also pay a total of £100 in costs.


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