A WREXHAM man who was involved in an incident at a Co-op store in Flintshire when staff barricaded themselves in has been resentenced and jailed for 20 weeks.

Paul Gerard Loose failed to comply with the requirements of a community order imposed on him after he and his former partner, Laura Nicholas, were arrested after trouble flared at the store in Leeswood, Mold, on April 21.

At North East Wales Magistrates Court Loose admitted failing to attend a probation appointment on May 28 and not keeping in touch with the Probation Service.

He had been made the subject of a 12-month community order by the court after the incident at the Co-op in which he attacked his partner who was wielding a knife at him.

She made threats that she was going to stab him with the weapon and the Mold court was told CCTV showed it being thrust towards him.

Ian Barnes, defending, said Loose took evasive action to avoid being struck.

“He punched her and tried to disarm her,” said the solicitor.

“He was cut and found himself outside the store and at that point he lost his temper and damaged the door.

“Had he remained outside his actions would have been self-defence.”

It was claimed that Loose stamped on Ms Nicholas’ head, but Mr Barnes said the camera footage did not show that.

But two women staff members in the store were said to be so “terrified” they barricaded themselves in a back room.

Loose, 28, of Tan Y Coed, Caia Park, admitted breaching the order.

The court heard from the Probation Service which said Loose had been clear of drugs for four weeks.

His solicitor told the court that his mental health had suffered and he was trying “to rid himself of crack cocaine” and had left the area for Liverpool to avoid meeting drug user associates.

Previously Loose had pleaded guilty to criminal damage, assault and breaching a Domestic Violence Protection Order.

As well as being made subject to the order he was also fined £50 and told to pay the two Co-op store staff members £100 each in compensation.

But magistrates revoked the order and resentenced Loose to a custodial term saying: “We feel the custody threshold has been breached because of the previous offending.”