A Caernarfon man accused of insulting two PCSOs and producing a BB gun which he pointed at one officer, during a busy carnival day at the town, has been jailed.

Dominic Edwards, 41, a fisherman, of Glan Seiont, had been taken to the ground and the £10 toy pistol smashed, Caernarfon crown court heard.

Edwards admitted making use of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest in June, two assaults on emergency workers and affray.

He also pleaded guilty to offences on bail of criminal damage, affray and possessing an offensive weapon after a rumpus when armed with a baseball bat.

Judge Huw Rees jailed him for 16 months in all. He said Edwards had acted “incredibly foolishly” when he pulled out the BB gun during a “thoroughly unpleasant” incident in the town centre. Then he’d behaved in November “like some latter day caveman” with the bat.

“Heavy drinking on your return from sea has had its effect,” Judge Rees remarked.

Prosecutor Anna Price said Edwards had been “frothing at the mouth” during the carnival trouble when the PCSOs had feared, at first, he had a real firearm. A crowd had gathered around the officers as they dealt with him.

In the second bust-up involving Edwards, outside a neighbour’s house, he’d struck a car with the bat.

Jonathan Austin, defending, said two women were having a nasty public fight and had been approached by the PCSOs. Edwards had interfered while very drunk. He was remorseful.

During the second incident he hadn’t realised a baby was asleep in the car, the barrister added.