THE chief executive of a popular venue in Caernarfon has been suspended after he was convicted of stalking a woman.

Galeri Caernarfon Cyf boss Steffan Thomas, 42, of Llys Gwyn, admitted stalking a woman in Bangor between July 27 and September 16, 2023.

At Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court on Monday (April 8), Thomas was fined £200, and ordered to complete 120 hours of community service.

He had been accused of sending unwanted messages and gifts to the woman, as well as attending areas frequented by her.


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Following his conviction, Galeri confirmed Mr Thomas has been suspended pending an internal investigation.

A Galeri spokespson said: “Mr Steffan Thomas, chief executive of Galeri Caernarfin Cyf, was sentenced to a fine of £200, and 120 hours’ community service at Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court following a guilty plea to a charge of stalking.

“Following the hearing on April 8, the board of Galeri Caernarfon Cyf will conduct an investigation into the conviction and surrounding facts, and Mr Thomas has been suspended on full pay and without prejudice pending the outcome of the investigation.

“The board of Galeri will make no further comment on the matter until its investigation has been concluded.

“This situation will not affect Galeri’s operations, nor events and activities at the Galeri centre, which will continue as normal.”

Galeri Caernarfon is a non-profit centre offering provisions for the creative industries including film, music, theatre, art, dance, comedy and workshops, as well as venue hire.

Its premises include a 394-seat theatre and cinema, 24 business/work units, an art space, two large and small rehearsal rooms each, meeting rooms, and a café/bar.