A MAN who launched a ‘wholly unprovoked and aggressive’ attack in Wrexham has been sentenced. 

Stuart Rogers, of Cunliffe Street, was sentenced at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday, April 17, after previously pleading guilty to assault by beating, using threatening words or behavior, and obstructing a police officer in the execution of duty.  

The 43-year-old was given a 12-month community order with 10 rehabilitation activity days and an alcohol abstinence order for 90 days by magistrates. 

In a hearing adjourned from February 14, the court was shown CCTV footage from January 16 this year where Rogers, who was dressed in funeral attire, appeared to launch a random attack on his victim Zhulien Boyadzhiev. 

Mr Boyadzhiev had been kicking a football around with friends outside the Co-op and Wrexham Bus Station when Rogers appeared from nowhere, and without reason, to punch him and push them both to the ground.  

This caused Mr Boyadzhiev minor injuries, but Rogers continued to threaten his victim, removing his coat to throw a wild haymaker punch, only to miss and land face-first on the floor. 

But he continued to harass Mr Boyadzhiev who refused to engage in violence with his attacker, while Rogers had been heard screaming ‘who are you?” and “why do you keep laughing, you’re a ******* p****”. 

He was eventually arrested by police in King Street, despite resistance, and in interview admitted the attack. 

His defence told the court that Rogers had been to a funeral in Liverpool, had drunk too much and had been unable to cope because of his mental health.  

The court heard that Rogers has been unable to work for the last 18 months because of depression and had been unable to watch the CCTV footage because of the ‘shame and remorse’ he felt over it.  

Magistrates were told that he was working well with the probation service over his issues and heard that he had increased his anti-depressant dosage to cope with anxiety.  


His defence also told the court that Rogers had not touched alcohol since the incident, while probation staff added that he is also working to set up appointments with community mental health support.  

Sentencing him, magistrates said: “This was extremely aggressive and wholly unprovoked over a sustained period of time and left people in significant fear. 

“Had your most violent punches thrown connected, this would have been a much more severe sentence.” 

He was ordered to pay Mr Boyadzhiev £150 in compensation, a victim surcharge payment of £114 and costs of £85.