Barry man given suspended jail sentence for affray

A BARRY man has been given a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to affray.

Rhys Davies, aged 23, of Glanmor Crescent, was given a 42-week sentence, suspended for 18 months, when he appeared at Cardiff Crown Court last Wednesday (October 31). He was also ordered to attend a community programme for 'violent, aggressive and impulsive drinkers'.

Kyle Robert White, aged 23, of Heol Cilffrydd also admitted affray and was ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

John Probert, prosecuting, told the court that the offence happened on April 22 at Romanza House in Barry.

White had allowed a man to stay at his property, but came to believe the man was selling drugs at his home.

"The defendant asked him to leave and he refused," said Mr Probert.

"The complainant was attacked by White and Davies which resulted in him receiving injuries which he had treated at the University Hospital of Wales.

"He had two cuts under his right eye that were stitched and also had an x-ray, which initially showed no injury, but subsequently found a minor fracture requiring no further treatment."

When interviewed Davies admitted that he had punched the man.

"He said he had punched him twice, and that he was the first person to hit him," added Mr Probert.

Hashim Salmaan, in mitigation for Davies, said that he was intoxicated at the time of the incident and had drunk eight cans of lager.

The court heard Davies had previous convictions for public order offences and two for affray.

Sentencing the men, Judge Peter Heywood criticised White for 'taking the law into his own hands'.

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