Local News & Archive — March 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm — Updated: March 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Rhyl soldier fined for unprovoked attack



A Rhyl solider has been fined for an unprovoked attack on a young woman in the town centre on Christmas Eve.

Nathan Smith (27) from Ascot Drive pleaded guilty to punching Sian Davies (19) in the stomach while she was walking with two friends.

The Royal Welsh soldier had been heard shouting ”you robbed me” before the assault. The three friends were looked after by two security men at a nearby pub until police arrived at the scene.

Smith’s defence told Llandudno magistrates that what happened had been fuelled by drink, but one could only speculate that the defendant had made a mistake after suffering a head wound in another incident.

Captain David Matthews told the court that what happened had been ”uncharacteristic” and described Smith as a highly professional soldier with potential for becoming a senior NCO. He was currently preparing to train in Canada for service in Estonia.

Smith was fined £991 and ordered to pay £100 compensation to Miss Davies.


Source: Rhyl Journal

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