Newport man sought by police after pub assault

SOUGHT: Richard Jones

SOUGHT: Richard Jones

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A NEWPORT man is being sought by police after a woman was assaulted outside two city pubs.

Officers would like to speak to 44-year-old Richard Leonard Jones from the Newport area about the assault on May 13.

A woman, 44, had her face injured in the assault at The Albert pub and outside The Oddfellows pub on Commercial Street at about 5.30pm.

In a statement Gwent Police said they are continuing with their enquiries and wish to speak to Richard Jones who could hold vital information to assist the investigation.

Anyone who can help police is asked to call 101 quoting log number 29 14/05/14 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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1:58pm Wed 13 Aug 14

chelsea1970 says...

This man is a known criminal and a well known face around newport ! He is very disliked and a danger to man and woman . So please if anyone as seen him contact police and don't approach him as he is very violent . Maybe this time he won't get away with it ANIMAL !!!!!
This man is a known criminal and a well known face around newport ! He is very disliked and a danger to man and woman . So please if anyone as seen him contact police and don't approach him as he is very violent . Maybe this time he won't get away with it ANIMAL !!!!! chelsea1970
  • Score: 30

4:51pm Wed 13 Aug 14

MikeO4O8 says...

BLIMEY a decent photo for once, you can actually see what the person looks like.

but then again this isn't a CCTV footage of someone, so most likely a clear police picture from a previous arrest.
BLIMEY a decent photo for once, you can actually see what the person looks like. but then again this isn't a CCTV footage of someone, so most likely a clear police picture from a previous arrest. MikeO4O8
  • Score: 7

5:36pm Wed 13 Aug 14

sherbetdip says...

Hope he goes down for a long time........Nasty bit of work ....Always has been .....ROT !!!!!
Hope he goes down for a long time........Nasty bit of work ....Always has been .....ROT !!!!! sherbetdip
  • Score: 16

5:39pm Wed 13 Aug 14

chelsea1970 says...

And before anyone comments on what I have said . Please take note , I know this animal . And also he is guilty before being proved guilty as this man as got away with a lot worse . Also will get away with it if the justice system don't put an end to it . I have also witnessed is violent conduct for myself . This animal needs to be found and police should look in the Malpas area as I have heard he as got a flat in that area . HAND YOURSELF IN ANIMAL , BEFORE YOU DIG YOURSELF A DEEPER HOLE !!!!
And before anyone comments on what I have said . Please take note , I know this animal . And also he is guilty before being proved guilty as this man as got away with a lot worse . Also will get away with it if the justice system don't put an end to it . I have also witnessed is violent conduct for myself . This animal needs to be found and police should look in the Malpas area as I have heard he as got a flat in that area . HAND YOURSELF IN ANIMAL , BEFORE YOU DIG YOURSELF A DEEPER HOLE !!!! chelsea1970
  • Score: 18

5:40pm Wed 13 Aug 14

sherbetdip says...

chelsea1970 wrote:
This man is a known criminal and a well known face around newport ! He is very disliked and a danger to man and woman . So please if anyone as seen him contact police and don't approach him as he is very violent . Maybe this time he won't get away with it ANIMAL !!!!!
I certainly will contact police if I see him ....Know him of old ....He is an ANIMAL !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]chelsea1970[/bold] wrote: This man is a known criminal and a well known face around newport ! He is very disliked and a danger to man and woman . So please if anyone as seen him contact police and don't approach him as he is very violent . Maybe this time he won't get away with it ANIMAL !!!!![/p][/quote]I certainly will contact police if I see him ....Know him of old ....He is an ANIMAL !!!!! sherbetdip
  • Score: 15

5:58pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Mr Bump. says...

I've known this person unfortunately for a very long time, scum of the earth.
I've known this person unfortunately for a very long time, scum of the earth. Mr Bump.
  • Score: 16

6:23pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Mr Bump. says...

Aren't those pubs in Maindee and not Commercial Street?
Aren't those pubs in Maindee and not Commercial Street? Mr Bump.
  • Score: 11

9:02pm Wed 13 Aug 14

jimmysmith says...

chelsea1970 wrote:
This man is a known criminal and a well known face around newport ! He is very disliked and a danger to man and woman . So please if anyone as seen him contact police and don't approach him as he is very violent . Maybe this time he won't get away with it ANIMAL !!!!!
the trouble is with scum like this ,they always seem to get away with it in court .
[quote][p][bold]chelsea1970[/bold] wrote: This man is a known criminal and a well known face around newport ! He is very disliked and a danger to man and woman . So please if anyone as seen him contact police and don't approach him as he is very violent . Maybe this time he won't get away with it ANIMAL !!!!![/p][/quote]the trouble is with scum like this ,they always seem to get away with it in court . jimmysmith
  • Score: 13

10:40pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Mr Bump. says...

jimmysmith wrote:
chelsea1970 wrote:
This man is a known criminal and a well known face around newport ! He is very disliked and a danger to man and woman . So please if anyone as seen him contact police and don't approach him as he is very violent . Maybe this time he won't get away with it ANIMAL !!!!!
the trouble is with scum like this ,they always seem to get away with it in court .
However much i dislike this scum, you are ver wrong. He was wronfully imrison for nearly 2 years, Heres the argus report.
A NEWPORT father of two has spoken of his trauma after spending more than 600 days in jail as a wrongly convicted prisoner.

Richard Jones, 34, of Jeans Close, Malpas, is now claiming compensation after being cleared by the Court of Appeal of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on a man during a fight in Newport city centre in June 2002.

Mr Jones was jailed for four years in October 2002 at Cardiff crown court for the offence.

But medical evidence proving the key allegation - that his victim suffered a fractured skull - was never produced despite the Crown Prosecution Service's case hinging on the alleged injury.

Despite repeated requests before Mr Jones was sentenced for the full medical l from front page report, the CPS did not disclose the evidence to his solicitors until July 2003 - nine months after it was requested.

The report showed no fracture had been diagnosed, undermining an essential part of the case against Mr Jones.

Mr Jones maintained he had acted in self-defence and struck the man once after he was attacked. He pleaded guilty because his previous convictions for violence meant he faced a mandatory life sentence if he was convicted by a jury.

The Recorder of Cardiff, Judge John Griffith Williams, refused a request by his defence team from Newport solicitors Keith Evans and Co to adjourn sentence in October, despite not having the full medical evidence before him in court.

Mr Jones said: "I didn't know what to do. I knew I was innocent, but if the jury did not believe me I would have faced a life sentence.

"I just acted on the advice of my barrister. They now say had they had this evidence they would have told me to plead not guilty.

"Because of everything that happened I just felt everyone was against me and was so paranoid I would not even come out of my cell. Now I have to start again, try and rebuild my life. Now I want the Home Office to compensate me for my time in jail."

At the Court of Appeal, Judge Richard Brown said the "unwitting" use by the Crown of a statement which did not prove a fracture had occurred was a "serious irregularity".

At a re-trial earlier this month for a lesser assault offence, Mr Jones was also acquitted.
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chelsea1970[/bold] wrote: This man is a known criminal and a well known face around newport ! He is very disliked and a danger to man and woman . So please if anyone as seen him contact police and don't approach him as he is very violent . Maybe this time he won't get away with it ANIMAL !!!!![/p][/quote]the trouble is with scum like this ,they always seem to get away with it in court .[/p][/quote]However much i dislike this scum, you are ver wrong. He was wronfully imrison for nearly 2 years, Heres the argus report. A NEWPORT father of two has spoken of his trauma after spending more than 600 days in jail as a wrongly convicted prisoner. Richard Jones, 34, of Jeans Close, Malpas, is now claiming compensation after being cleared by the Court of Appeal of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on a man during a fight in Newport city centre in June 2002. Mr Jones was jailed for four years in October 2002 at Cardiff crown court for the offence. But medical evidence proving the key allegation - that his victim suffered a fractured skull - was never produced despite the Crown Prosecution Service's case hinging on the alleged injury. Despite repeated requests before Mr Jones was sentenced for the full medical l from front page report, the CPS did not disclose the evidence to his solicitors until July 2003 - nine months after it was requested. The report showed no fracture had been diagnosed, undermining an essential part of the case against Mr Jones. Mr Jones maintained he had acted in self-defence and struck the man once after he was attacked. He pleaded guilty because his previous convictions for violence meant he faced a mandatory life sentence if he was convicted by a jury. The Recorder of Cardiff, Judge John Griffith Williams, refused a request by his defence team from Newport solicitors Keith Evans and Co to adjourn sentence in October, despite not having the full medical evidence before him in court. Mr Jones said: "I didn't know what to do. I knew I was innocent, but if the jury did not believe me I would have faced a life sentence. "I just acted on the advice of my barrister. They now say had they had this evidence they would have told me to plead not guilty. "Because of everything that happened I just felt everyone was against me and was so paranoid I would not even come out of my cell. Now I have to start again, try and rebuild my life. Now I want the Home Office to compensate me for my time in jail." At the Court of Appeal, Judge Richard Brown said the "unwitting" use by the Crown of a statement which did not prove a fracture had occurred was a "serious irregularity". At a re-trial earlier this month for a lesser assault offence, Mr Jones was also acquitted. Mr Bump.
  • Score: -12

9:01am Thu 14 Aug 14

vickyj says...

This Man is scum he is well known for hitting girls he hit a woman so bad she had to have panic alarm fitted in her flat cause of him as she was so scared of him so how can someone be wronfully when he goes around hitting woman
This Man is scum he is well known for hitting girls he hit a woman so bad she had to have panic alarm fitted in her flat cause of him as she was so scared of him so how can someone be wronfully when he goes around hitting woman vickyj
  • Score: 7

10:00am Thu 14 Aug 14

itsallaboutme2 says...

Innocent -self-defence ha ha ha excuse me while I fall off my chair. I remember what this man has done what about the poor victims of his actions the lives this man has ruined. This man is pure evil and the quicker he is off our streets a little safer we will all be. Let’s hope this time the judge isn’t so soft on him and gives him a mandatory life sentence.
Innocent -self-defence ha ha ha excuse me while I fall off my chair. I remember what this man has done what about the poor victims of his actions the lives this man has ruined. This man is pure evil and the quicker he is off our streets a little safer we will all be. Let’s hope this time the judge isn’t so soft on him and gives him a mandatory life sentence. itsallaboutme2
  • Score: 9

11:50am Thu 14 Aug 14

grandmammamia says...

''Start again....rebuid my life....''

That's going well isn't it
''Start again....rebuid my life....'' That's going well isn't it grandmammamia
  • Score: 6

12:22pm Thu 14 Aug 14

vickyj says...

he will never change he have ruined a girl life and being scard to come out of her own flat having panic alarm fitted all because of this nasty piece of work, he needs to be put away for life because this will not be the last woman he will assault if they don't put him away for good,
he will never change he have ruined a girl life and being scard to come out of her own flat having panic alarm fitted all because of this nasty piece of work, he needs to be put away for life because this will not be the last woman he will assault if they don't put him away for good, vickyj
  • Score: 7

12:56pm Thu 14 Aug 14

chelsea1970 says...

As I have just heard the women he had 2 kids with whilst he was so called falsely imprisoned ( that's a laugh ) also had panic alarms put in her house before he was sentenced , for restraining order and assaults against her ! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE COURTS . HE SAID HIMSELF HE WAS GUILTY SO HE WOULD NT GET A LIFE SENTENCE ! SURELY NOW ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!! ANIMAL MAKING MY BLOOD BOIL GRR !
As I have just heard the women he had 2 kids with whilst he was so called falsely imprisoned ( that's a laugh ) also had panic alarms put in her house before he was sentenced , for restraining order and assaults against her ! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE COURTS . HE SAID HIMSELF HE WAS GUILTY SO HE WOULD NT GET A LIFE SENTENCE ! SURELY NOW ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!! ANIMAL MAKING MY BLOOD BOIL GRR ! chelsea1970
  • Score: 10

2:03pm Thu 14 Aug 14

vickyj says...

chelsea1970 wrote:
As I have just heard the women he had 2 kids with whilst he was so called falsely imprisoned ( that's a laugh ) also had panic alarms put in her house before he was sentenced , for restraining order and assaults against her ! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE COURTS . HE SAID HIMSELF HE WAS GUILTY SO HE WOULD NT GET A LIFE SENTENCE ! SURELY NOW ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!! ANIMAL MAKING MY BLOOD BOIL GRR !
so that two girls now who have had panic alarms in there homes all because of this man if that what you can call him bully and a few more come to my mind he as hit far to many girls he needs to go down for life or next time some poor girl might not be so lucky to still be here,
[quote][p][bold]chelsea1970[/bold] wrote: As I have just heard the women he had 2 kids with whilst he was so called falsely imprisoned ( that's a laugh ) also had panic alarms put in her house before he was sentenced , for restraining order and assaults against her ! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE COURTS . HE SAID HIMSELF HE WAS GUILTY SO HE WOULD NT GET A LIFE SENTENCE ! SURELY NOW ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!! ANIMAL MAKING MY BLOOD BOIL GRR ![/p][/quote]so that two girls now who have had panic alarms in there homes all because of this man if that what you can call him bully and a few more come to my mind he as hit far to many girls he needs to go down for life or next time some poor girl might not be so lucky to still be here, vickyj
  • Score: 8

2:59pm Thu 14 Aug 14

chelsea1970 says...

I could call him a lot worse but that makes me no better than him . Besides the violence he was notorious in the baneswell area for burglaries and muggings in the 80s . So for him to be falsely imprisoned is nothing compared to the misery and grief he as caused so many people . Surely somebody knows where he is . Just a phone call that's all it takes to get this animal put behind bars before he hurts someone or someone's daughter !
I could call him a lot worse but that makes me no better than him . Besides the violence he was notorious in the baneswell area for burglaries and muggings in the 80s . So for him to be falsely imprisoned is nothing compared to the misery and grief he as caused so many people . Surely somebody knows where he is . Just a phone call that's all it takes to get this animal put behind bars before he hurts someone or someone's daughter ! chelsea1970
  • Score: 11

11:32pm Sat 16 Aug 14

the competition man says...

Ask his good friend Patrick Collins.
Ask his good friend Patrick Collins. the competition man
  • Score: 1

12:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

cappichino says...

the competition man wrote:
Ask his good friend Patrick Collins.
lol
[quote][p][bold]the competition man[/bold] wrote: Ask his good friend Patrick Collins.[/p][/quote]lol cappichino
  • Score: 0

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