An anti-vaxxer appeared in court accused of smashing windows at two Covid booster vaccination clinics within 24 hours.

Paul Edwards, aged 58, said by North Wales police to be of Llanddulas, near Colwyn Bay, but who told magistrates he was “unsure” of his address, faced a single charge of causing “approximately” £5,000 criminal damage at the OpTIC building on St Asaph business park late on Wednesday night.

Seeking an adjournment of the case, prosecutor Sara Worland told magistrates at Llandudno the actual bill for the alleged vandalism was key because it could become a crown court trial.

She said Edwards was on police bail for other offences following what he called “an act of protest,” the day before, at the vaccination centre next door to Llandudno magistrates’ court and close to the town’s police station. He was due to appear in court on January 5.

Rocks had been hurled at windows and a woman struck by glass and her hand injured, the prosecution said. Miss Worland sought a remand in custody.

Defence solicitor Dafydd Roberts made no application for bail. He said :”At the next hearing my client will plead not guilty.”

Magistrates remanded Edwards in custody until a hearing next week.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said 17 windows had been broken at St Asaph.