A MAN from Rhyl has received a suspended sentence after he was found guilty of five offences including spitting in the face of a police officer.

Luke Crozier, 22, of Vale Road, was accused of the following on Millbank Road on March 18:

• Using threatening, abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

• Damaging a window worth £200 belonging to Daniel Wieckowski.

• Attempting to damage property at another Millbank Road address belonging to Laura Reed.

• Assaulting Police Sergeant Andrew Turvey by beating him.

Mr Crozier was also accused of causing criminal damage to part of a Vauxhall Astra vehicle worth £94.95 belonging to North Wales Police in Rhuddlan on March 18.

He pleaded guilty to all of the above at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court on June 13.


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Mr Crozier was sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.

This sentence was uplifted from eight weeks’ imprisonment due to him assaulting an emergency worker by spitting in his face.

He is also to pay a total of £444.95 in compensation, to be paid as a full lump sum within 28 days.

Mr Crozier must also undertake a maximum of 10 days’ rehabilitation activity.

The court also made an application for deductions from his benefits.