‘Wrecked’ Newport reveller used metal bar to shatter shop window

A NEWPORT man who said he was “wrecked” when he smashed a kebab shop window with a metal bar has been given a suspended sentence.

Judge David Wynn Morgan told Joshua Williams, of Baird Close, that he hoped he was ashamed of himself, and described the incident as “absolutely disgraceful behaviour”.

Last month Williams, 21, was convicted of damaging a window and possessing an offensive weapon at Newport Grill, Upper Dock Street, after admitting both offences.

Jason Howell, prosecuting at Newport Crown Court yesterday, said Williams was intoxicated at the kebab shop at around 2am on November 29 last year, and was “generally making a nuisance”.

“He was shouting for his food but he hadn’t ordered any,” said Mr Howell.

“Staff asked him to leave but he refused. They showed him out, and once outside he walked towards the market, shouting at others in the street.”

Williams returned holding a foot-long metal bar and shouted for staff to go outside, threatening to smash the window, their faces and to kill them, Mr Howell said.

Williams was arrested and admitted in interview that he had drunk a 35cl bottle of vodka and a few pints, describing himself as “wrecked”, and said he had wanted to scare the shop staff.

Judge Wynn Morgan said: “The workers at the takeaway provide a public service. It was quite evident that the amount of drink you had taken made you very brave and difficult.”

Williams was given a 16- week prison sentence for each offence, to run concurrently and suspended for 24 months.

He will be supervised for 12 months and must complete 250 hours’ unpaid work, as well as paying £594 compensation to the shop and an £80 victim surcharge.

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4:30pm Wed 23 Jan 13

ncfcr says...

"I was proper wreck up like, innit".

LOL.
"I was proper wreck up like, innit". LOL. ncfcr

5:51pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Dolieboy says...

One of the very few shops open is subjected to being attacked by retards.
One of the very few shops open is subjected to being attacked by retards. Dolieboy

6:04pm Wed 23 Jan 13

displayed says...

He's nothing but a wreck!

He's wrecked his life thro drinking.

Hes totally off the rails and hanging over a precipice!

He's gota poor memory as well, as he cant remember when he's eaten!

Attrocious!

Next wreck!
He's nothing but a wreck! He's wrecked his life thro drinking. Hes totally off the rails and hanging over a precipice! He's gota poor memory as well, as he cant remember when he's eaten! Attrocious! Next wreck! displayed

6:39pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Goldy_Lookin_Clart says...

Warra dumbass, should put im on the chain gang down in Pill.
Warra dumbass, should put im on the chain gang down in Pill. Goldy_Lookin_Clart

11:20pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Strider says...

He should have hit himself over the head with the metal bar, until two brain cells merged together forming something vaguely resembling intelligent life!!
He should have hit himself over the head with the metal bar, until two brain cells merged together forming something vaguely resembling intelligent life!! Strider

1:15am Thu 24 Jan 13

smokintheweed says...

Strider wrote:
He should have hit himself over the head with the metal bar, until two brain cells merged together forming something vaguely resembling intelligent life!!
I'm not sure that that is medically possible. In fact if two brain cells merged then it would be one brain cell.
[quote][p][bold]Strider[/bold] wrote: He should have hit himself over the head with the metal bar, until two brain cells merged together forming something vaguely resembling intelligent life!![/p][/quote]I'm not sure that that is medically possible. In fact if two brain cells merged then it would be one brain cell. smokintheweed

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