A drug addict with 184 offences on his record was jailed for 22 months after a day of aggression by him towards his mum, a shop manageress and police.

Judge Timothy Petts at Caernarfon crown court told Tony Sturrs, 33, of Treborth Road, Bangor, that his behaviour on February 26 had been “intolerable.” He said to Sturrs :”You have a very bad criminal record, to put it mildly.”

He was ordered to pay £156 compensation to a policewoman.

Sturrs admitted common assault, threatening behaviour, assaulting an emergency worker, and breaching a criminal behaviour order.

Prosecutor Nicola Williams said he had gone to his mother’s home under the influence of drugs and demanded money which was refused. Sturrs had later gone to Marks and Spencer at Bangor where he was banned from entering.

He had been abusive and threatening towards a manageress and removed his face mask as he approached her.

Sturrs had urinated in front of shoppers.

Counsel said when PC Lisa Thomas attended, Sturrs had smacked his handcuffed hands against the roof of a police car, trapping the officer’s hand. He shouted and swore and spat towards her, claiming he had Covid. His threats continued in the car.

Ryan Rothwell, defending, said Sturrs had been in custody for two months and allowed out of his cell for 45 minutes a day. He had a long-standing addiction to drugs but was motivated to say no to them.

Judge Petts said spitting was “nasty,” particularly at the time of Covid. “You are doing well in custody and making efforts to break free from your long-standing drug addiction,” the judge added.