AN EX-Welsh Guardsman celebrating his completion of a court order ended up getting ejected from a club and arrested, a court heard.

Owen Harriss-Jones, of Bottom Road in Summerhill, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court for sentencing on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old had previously been convicted of using abusive or threatening words or behaviour, as well as three counts of assaulting police officers.

Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that on the evening of May 7, police were called to Gwersyllt Working Men's Club due to a male acting "aggressively," in a situation that was "escalating."

Patrons at the club were trying to eject the male - Harriss-Jones - from the premises and when officers arrived he was shouting and appeared to be fighting with others.

He was arrested to prevent a breach of the peace and as he was being taken into custody he kicked two officers and bit the arm of another.

Patrick Geddes, defending, told the court his client was previously in the Welsh Guards but was medically discharged.

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He has a "long standing history" of anxiety and depression, he added.

Mr Geddes explained that on the night in question, his client had been celebrating having completed a court-ordered alcohol abstinence order.

"All the work he has done had been undone," he said.

"He can't remember a great deal other than being roughly escorted out.

"He's under no illusions as to what the court can do."

District Judge Gwyn Jones told the defendant he had "blown" all progress he'd made on the previous alcohol order, and that he'd become difficult when police tried to deal with him.

The District Judge handed down a total of 52 weeks in custody, suspended for 18 months.

The defendant must undertake 10 rehabilitation activity days, 35 sessions on an accredited programme, and 150 hours of unpaid work, as well as paying £200 in compensation and £85 costs.

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