Posted: Thu 16th Jun 2016

Fine For Assaulting Council Housing Officer

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016

A Llandwrog man has been fined for an incident of common assault against a Gwynedd Council Housing officer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The incident occurred on 22 December 2015 when Clive Stanley Pugh of Bodfan, Llandwrog assaulted Justin Jones, a Council Housing Officer as he was carrying out his duties. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council Housing Cabinet Member said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“As a Council, we are committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of all our staff members. Gwynedd Council operates a zero tolerance approach to any cases of physical or verbal abuse of staff and we encourage our staff members to record all instances of verbal or physical attacks.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Carys Fon Williams, Gwynedd Council Private Sector Housing Manager added: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This was a very serious incident and I am pleased that the Magistrates set a clear message that assaulting Council staff is totally unacceptable. I hope that this case provides a clear message that any incident of abuse against Council staff who are carrying out their duties for the public will not be tolerated and that the authority will take steps to prosecute in such instances.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On 8 June, Caernarfon Magistrates Court found Clive Stanley Pugh guilty of common assault. He was ordered to pay costs of £620, a fine of £145 and a victim surcharge of £20. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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