A MAN only just avoided going straight to jail after he assaulted a guest and staff at a five-star hotel.

Andrew John Williams, 54, was handed a suspended prison sentence following the attacks at Newport’s Celtic Manor Resort last summer.

The city’s magistrates’ court heard how the defendant carried out a “sustained assault on persons in their workplace and also on a guest in a public area”.

Williams, of Cardiff Road, Newport, pleaded guilty to three counts of assault by beating carried out on August 2, 2020.


He was jailed for 10 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to complete a 10-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

Williams was ordered to pay £500 in compensation between his three victims as well as £135 towards the prosecution costs and a £128 surcharge.