A RECENTLY-released prisoner accused of theft and shouting and swearing in a Gwynedd village street received an eight-week suspended jail term today (June 13).

Gethin Owen, 33, appeared in custody before a district judge and admitted stealing alcohol from a Spar store at Tremadog and disorderly behaviour on June 10.

Prosecutor Sara Worland told Llandudno court that his behaviour had upset onlookers. He insulted police officers.


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Deborah Davies, defending, said Owen, on benefit, had been drunk and struggled with his mental health.

He had been living in a Travelodge at Porthmadog, she added.

The court heard he was released from custody on May 22.

Judge Paul Conlon said Owen had been in drink and on licence. He must pay £23 compensation and a £128 surcharge.