A MAN has been jailed for attacking two people outside a Wrexham Co-op store.

Pawel Twardowski, who told the court he was not sure of his home address, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Wednesday via video link from HMP Berwyn.

The 41-year-old admitted that on June 4 this year he assaulted Leon Griffiths and Emily Garbutt at Prince Charles Road in Wrexham.

Gareth Parry, prosecuting, told the court Mr Griffiths had attended the Co Op store in the road with his partner Ms Garbutt to buy some goods.

When they left, Mr Griffiths became aware of the defendant standing very close behind him and staring aggressively.

He asked him to step back, but Twardowski headbutted him in the face without warning and punched him.

The men 'scuffled' and when Ms Garbutt tried to help, Twardowski pushed her away and punched her in the face.

He was detained by the police afterwards and told officers he was alcohol dependent, had been drinking gin and didn't recall the incident.

However he declined to comment further, saying he didn't want to "confuse matters."

Euros Jones, defending, said: "Because of these offences he has been recalled on license and his release date should be September 10. "The defendant was very much alcohol dependent and has taken the opportunity of 'drying out' while in custody.

"He simply wants to get out and lead a normal life."

The Magistrates handed him concurrent custodial sentences of eight weeks on each of the assault charges and handed him a financial penalty of £128.

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