A 25-year-old knifeman who told police he was “psychotic” but hadn’t taken medication was refused bail by a court on Monday after he admitted attacking two police officers.

Kieran McGuinness, of Swn y Nant, Bangor, admitted having a kitchen knife in Mona Street, Amlwch, on Friday, assault causing actual bodily harm, assaulting an emergency worker, and damaging a police car.

Prosecutor James Neary told a district judge at Llandudno court that the defendant had headbutted a PC, causing a cut which required hospital treatment, and punched a second officer.

Householders assisted police in detaining McGuinness and the knife was found.

McGuinness was remanded in custody until September 6 at Caernarfon crown court. His solicitor Liz Jones sought bail.

Miss Jones said McGuinness’s mental health played a significant part in what happened. He’d taken the knife with the intention of killing himself.

He had apologised to police and was working with the substance misuse service and getting support from his GP.

Refusing bail, district judge John Maxwell said: "These offences were committed while not taking medication, despite the fact he says he’s working with substance misuse and GP.”