A MAN from Rhyl who harassed a woman and drug-drove has been jailed.

Steven Roberts, 49, was sentenced to 10 weeks’ imprisonment at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court yesterday (March 20).

He had previously admitted a charge of stalking without fear/alarm/distress, and was convicted after trial of drug-driving.


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The court heard that, between April 9 and July 30, 2023 in Prestatyn, Roberts attended court to wait for Claire Roberts, and also filmed her while she was at a Tesco supermarket.

On June 17, he damaged her car, while on June 23, he attended her home address and took photographs.

He then made “unwanted phone calls” to Ms Roberts on July 29, and the following day, attended her property, banged on the door, and endeavoured to barge his way in to her home.

Roberts also drove a Range Rover on Cefndy Road, Rhyl on July 30, during which time he was under the influence of benzoylecgonine; the main metabolite of cocaine.

A total of 271 micrograms per litre of blood of the drug were found in his system; the UK legal limit is 50.

He had pleaded not guilty to this offence in September, but was convicted in January.

In addition to his prison sentence, Roberts was handed a restraining order, preventing him from contacting Ms Roberts for five years.

Magistrates also disqualified him from driving for 14 months.