A NORTH Wales Police officer who is charged with unlawfully wounding a teenager in an incident in Bangor appeared at the crown court today (May 20).

Police Constable Ellis Thomas, 24, of Gaerwen Uchaf, Anglesey, is accused of wounding a boy, then aged 17, outside the Cube nightclub on January 29, 2023.

He appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court this morning, having previously entered an initial “not guilty” plea at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court on April 17.

Thomas did not enter a plea at the crown court today, with his next hearing listed for Friday, July 26.

A provisional trial start date of Monday, December 9 was set.


North Wales Police officer denies wounding teenager outside Bangor nightclub

Should he maintain his denial of the charge, the trial will be held at Mold Crown Court, and is expected to last four to five days.

He was granted bail, on the condition that he does not contact the victim, until December 9.

Thomas’ charge follows an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation into level of force he used during the incident.

The IOPC’s investigation began in February 2023 after a complaint referral was submitted by North Wales Police.

At the end of its five-month investigation, a file of evidence was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service, which then authorised the charge against the officer.

North Wales Police said that Thomas remains on restricted duties.