A 39-YEAR-OLD man accused of a knifepoint robbery at a Bangor shop has pleaded guilty.

On Thursday, Daniel Derek Jones, of no fixed address, admitted at Caernarfon crown court charges of robbery and possession of a knife on April 5.

It followed a hold-up at the Stop and Shop store, opposite the Bangor Cathedral, on Bangor High Street.

Prosecuting counsel James Coutts said £85 was involved.

The court heard Jones had been freed from prison in February after being jailed for 42 months at Cardiff crown court for attempted robbery and having an imitation firearm.

Judge Huw Rees said the police had provided a record which was 16 years out of date.

“Could someone tell them how to do their job,” he remarked.

Judge Rees said Jones had “serious” previous convictions.

A pre-sentence report was ordered.

“I want to assess properly whether he is a danger to the public,” the judge declared.

Jones, who had surrendered himself to officers at Bangor police station soon after the raid, was remanded in custody until sentencing on Wednesday, June 5.

Simon Rogers, who was defending Jones, made no application for bail.