A WREXHAM man who mixed drink and drugs in a bid to make himself more confident at a wedding party ended up punching a woman and fighting two men.

Scott Williams, of Derwent Crescent, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

The 31-year-old admitted that on August 13, at Ellice Way in Wrexham, he used threatening or abusive words or behaviour, as well as having in his possession a quantity of cocaine.

Prosecutor Justin Espie said Williams' behaviour on the day was captured in an 11-minute CCTV clip, which he summarised for the court.

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The incident took place at the Ramada Hotel, he explained, where the defendant was present.

He appeared to have been "acting aggressively" and causing a disturbance at the front of the premises.

A female confronted him and threw a bottle at Williams, prompting him to push her away.

But when she approached again, he punched her.

Mr Espie said the defendant's actions went beyond "any element of provocation or self defence" as he approached the woman and struck her again before leaving.

The defendant then returned to the scene and got into two more altercations with other people - one male, whom he pushed "aggressively," and another male he "willingly" engaged in a fight with.

When police arrived and arrested him, he was found to have cocaine on him.

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Emma Simoes, defending, said her client is not a habitual drinker and due to the level of his anxiety and depression he "rarely leaves the house."

But on this occasion, he'd attended the hotel for a wedding party and decided to have six bottles of lager before he went in order to "gain confidence."

Ms Simoes said with people buying him drinks, he "lost count" of the number he'd consumed.

She explained: "His memory is very limited because of the amount of alcohol he consumed.

"And he accepts possession of the drug - again he said it was in a bid to try and ease his anxiety in a social setting.

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"Unfortunately he went above and beyond what can be considered reasonable self defence.

"This is an isolated incident which he regrets."

The Magistrates fined Williams £200 for the threatening behaviour and £80 for the possession of cocaine, as well as ordering him to pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

The court issued an order that the drugs be forfeited and destroyed.