A Flintshire man has been handed a custodial sentence after trying to force his way into a woman's home over a drugs dispute.

HMP Berwyn inmate Chad James William Stagg appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court for sentence on Wednesday afternoon.

The 26-year-old, who appeared via video link from the prison, had admitted using threatening or abusive words or behaviour at a Deeside address in April this year, as well as damaging a front door to the value of £140.62.

Kevin Challinor, prosecuting, said that shortly after midnight on April 3, complainant Paige Buckley was woken by knocking on her front door.

When she looked out from an upstairs window, she saw Stagg with others.
Stagg saw her, and said: "Get him out here, you know who I'm on about," and kicked at the door.

When Ms Buckley said she didn't know what he was talking about and told him she had children in the address, he replied: "I don't care - if I can't get him, I'll get you."

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The door was struck several more times - including with a shovel - before Stagg and the others decided to leave.

Victoria Handley, defending, invited the court to impose a concurrent sentence for the crimes, given her client had been jailed for 22 months at Caernarfon Crown Court last week for drugs offences.

She added: "This incident was drug related - the man inside the property who he was trying to get at; there had been drug issues between them.

"Mr Stagg attended, extremely cross about the situation.

"He wants to apologise to the female victim in this case - he understands she'd have been scared."

The magistrates handed Stagg a six-week custodial sentence for the threatening behaviour, and a four-week sentence for the damage - to run concurrent to each other, as well as to his ongoing 22-month sentence.

He was ordered to pay compensation of £140.62 to Flintshire Council for the damage to the door, but no costs or victim surcharge were imposed as he is a serving prisoner.


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