POLICE launched a major investigation after a report that two men had entered a house in Wrexham and kidnapped a woman inside.
But a court heard yesterday that it was not what it seemed.
The woman was traced by police to a house in Deeside where she confirmed she was with her former partner and that she had gone there of her own free will.
Her former partner Alan Morris, 29, of Manor Road in Sealand, appeared from custody charged with assaulting John Roberts – described as her new partner – at a house in Ffordd Llanerch in Penycae, Wrexham, on Sunday.
He pleaded guilty and was fined £400 with £125 costs.
It was described as an unusual case at Flintshire Magistrates Court.
Morris and Susan Jones had been together for 15 years. They had two children but sadly one died last year.
Things had been strained and it was claimed that eight weeks ago she disappeared and he did not know where she was.
The court was told Mr Roberts was at home with new partner Miss Jones and just before 1am on Sunday he called the police to report his girlfriend had been forced out of the house and into a vehicle by Morris and another male.
He told how he and Miss Jones were sitting on the sofa when he heard a noise outside and saw the defendant who had a hooded top pulled over this head.
The man grabbed Mr Roberts and pushed him back into the living room and up against a wall.
Mr Roberts had not met the defendant before but recognised him from photos.
A second male he did not recognised said “don’t f****** move.”
She was said to be hysterical and was taken to a car waiting outside. Initially Morris was arrested on suspicion of using violence to secure entry into the property but interviewed, he suggested he had been invited in.
Miss Jones said she had willingly gone with the defendant to his home address on Deeside where she was found.
No injuries had been sustained by Mr Roberts during the incident and Morris had been charged with common assault upon him and nothing else.
Andy Halliday, defending, said his client and Miss Jones had been together for 15 years and unfortunately last September their youngest son passed away.
Since then there had been strain within the relationship and then eight weeks ago she disappeared.
He received conflicting information about where she was and then found out she was in Penycae. He travelled there to find out what was going and went into the house when the door was opened and he accepted that he had pushed Mr Roberts.
The complainant did not know about all the issues involved and it was conceded that it must have been a frightening experience for him, said Mr Halliday.
His client had agreed to meet the police in the Aston Hall area and had been arrested.
The court heard that the second man involved had not been charged with any offence.