A MAN from Rhyl who assaulted a police officer during an incident in the town has been jailed.

Lee Jones, 35, of Gronant Street, was sentenced to 36 weeks’ imprisonment at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court on November 8.

He had admitted charges of threatening behaviour, racially aggravated fear of violence, and of common assault and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

The court heard that, on June 14 on Victoria Road, committed both common assault and assault by beating of PC Davies, including by headbutting him.

On the same day, Jones also used threatening behaviour towards PC Mark Joyce, in what was described as a “racially aggravated offence”.

As well as his prison sentence, Jones was also ordered to pay £93.50 in compensation.

Magistrates felt that only immediate custody could be justified due to Jones’ previous convictions, as well as the nature of these offences.

At a previous hearing at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court, on October 24, Jones was ordered out of the dock for protesting after being told he was to be remanded in custody.

During that hearing, he was described as being “no stranger to the courts”.