A MAN caused £11,000 of damage when he smashed windows at two COVID-19 vaccination centres with rocks in a protest against Government “murder”, a jury heard today (June 14).

Paul Edwards, 58, of Warrington, had been arrested by North Wales Police after damaging five windows at a vaccination centre close to the police station at Llandudno on December 14, Mold Crown Court was told.

But prosecutor Anna Price said the following night, he vandalised 25 windows at the OpTIC building on St Asaph Business Park.


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PC Daniel Darbey said Edwards was pushed to the ground at St Asaph.

He wore a T shirt with an anti-vaccination message.

“I called him a disgrace,” the officer said.

PC Huw Capper said in a statement that Edwards had at first walked towards them, having been told to stop, so he activated the red dot on his taser.

“I wasn’t prepared to take any chance,” the constable said. There were numerous rocks on the ground.

“This incident was shocking not only due to the vast amount of damage caused but because these centres are attempting to curb this ongoing pandemic,” PC Capper had added. Edwards’s actions could “endanger” the public.

But Edwards, representing himself, denied two counts of damaging property and common assault on a security guard at Llandudno cut by flying glass.

He blamed the guard, telling police “she was stupid enough to put herself in harm’s way” and alleged the Government was committing murder.

He told the jury he had been trying to obstruct the vaccination programme which was putting the public “in danger.”

He claimed there had been “deliberate scaremongering” and there was “censorship” in Britain.

Communist China had a vested interest in destabilising Western society, he argued.

The trial continues.