Man jailed after string of offences in Wrexham and Flintshire

Published date: 31 July 2014 |
Published by: Iwan Berry and Jonathan Grieve
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A 25-YEAR-OLD man who “lost it” after a row with his partner has been jailed for a string of offences around Wrexham and Flintshire.

Christopher Parry, of no fixed address, committed a series of crimes after a row with his partner Amanda Lovett.

His list of offences included driving without insurance and driving while disqualified, taking a vehicle without consent, a public order offence, criminal damage and assaulting a police officer, Wrexham Magistrates Court heard.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said that after the row with his partner, Parry had returned to their home in Pentre Broughton, Wrexham, on March 7 and Miss Lovett found him on the doorstep, wanting to be let in.

She refused him entry and he threw a brick at the living room window, causing it to crack, and causing injuries to Miss Lovett, which had to be treated.

He was then seen by witnesses running away from the scene.

Miss Lovett heard him outside the house at 2am the following morning.

The same day, he drove a silver Ford Focus having taken it without consent. He was disqualified from driving at the time and did not have any no insurance.

He was also over the legal drink driving limit with a breath test showing he had 67microgrammes of alcohol in 100millilitres of breath compared to the legal limit of 35mgs.

The car ended up in a field and he asked neighbours to help him remove it.

He was spotted near the car by police and he ran off and then threw stones at officers and shouted at them.

He was arrested and repeatedly headbutted the partition in the rear of the police vehicle.

In a separate series of incidents at Mynydd Isa, near Mold, on March 16, he took a Renault Clio without consent and drove it while disqualified. He also failed to stop when requested to do so by police.

Ceri Evans, defending, said a restraining order was not required because Parry and Miss Lovett were still in a relationship.

But she said the second set of offences in Flintshire took place over a 10-day period when that relationship had come to an end.

She said: "He effectively lost it over that period of days. Since his arrest in March he has abstained completely from alcohol. He has had time to reflect on all these matters and he is trying to make changes.”

Sentencing, district judge Gwyn Jones said Parry had an unenviable criminal record.

Mr Jones said: “You have got a temper and you lose it.”

For the offences of aggravated taking of a vehicle without 

consent, driving while over the limit and driving while disqualified on March 8, Parry was given a four-month prison sentence.

For offences committed on March 16, he was sentenced to a further two months in prison, to run consecutively.

Concurrent one-month sentences were given for the criminal damage, assaulting a PC and threatening behaviour charges.

Parry was also disqualified from driving for three years.

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