Man banned from Wrexham town centre after drunken rampage


Jamie Bowman

A MAN has been banned from Wrexham town centre for a year after a drunken night out with his sister.

Wrexham Magistrates Court heard yesterday that Callum Clive Stanley, 23, was a day away from completing a two year conditional discharge when he got into trouble on May 28.

Rhian Jackson, prosecuting, said that Stanley was outside the Penny Black on Abbot Street, Wrexham, at about 2.30am when door staff saw him acting aggressively and picking a fight with people in the Pizza Palace on Town Hill.

He was then seen arguing with a woman, identified as his sister, before threatening a member of staff from the Penny Black and repeatedly slamming the door of the Chicken-U-Like takeaway. He was then seen trying to tear a bin from the pavement before punching a window of the Cambrian Vaults.

Stanley ran off with CCTV operators guiding police officers to his location before he was arrested.

In interview Stanley, originally from Wrexham and now of Botany Bay Close, Telford, Shropshire, admitted the offence and said he had been drinking with his sister for most of the evening.

He estimated they had drunk about 10 bottles of Stella, 10 cans of Foster’s and had also downed Jagerbombs.

Stanley told officers his evenings often ended in fights “especially when he’s in Wrexham”.

Ms Jackson told the court he had seven previous convictions for 13 offences with the last being an assault charge on his sister and her partner in February 2015.

Andy Holliday, defending, said: “I can’t believe he hasn’t been charged with a public order offence but he hasn’t. He very honestly said in interview that when he goes out drinking with his sister they get into bother and it’s when he returns to Wrexham that problems occur.”

A probation report from Andrew Connah said Stanley took full responsibility for his actions and ‘understands his binge drinking needs to be addressed’.

Mr Connah told the court Stanley would be returning to live in Wrexham on July 24 and was currently unemployed but actively looking for work. He added Stanley said he used cannabis on a daily basis but was motivated and did not binge drink on a regular basis.

District judge Chris Johnson handed Stanley a 12 month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work.

He also imposed a 12 month exclusion order from Wrexham town centre between 8pm- 8am and ordered him to pay £100 compensation, £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

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