The Leader team covers a wide variety of cases at our area's Crown and Magistrates Courts each week.

Here's a roundup of some of the hearings we have reported on over the last week, in case you missed them.

Man's punch on city-centre night out left victim with 'traumatic brain injury'

The Leader: Liam Nikolic (NWP)Liam Nikolic (NWP) (Image: North Wales Police)This defendant's actions in the early hours of the morning were captured on CCTV.

After delivering the powerful blow to his victim and leaving him lying on the ground unconscious, he ran away through the centre of Wrexham.

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Wrexham man who ordered men to break into home and attack occupant is jailed

The Leader: Timothy Ramsay (NWP)Timothy Ramsay (NWP) (Image: North Wales Police)A court heard this terrifying incident arose after a "family feud."

And although this defendant was not present at the incident, it was said in court that he 'arranged for two men from Birmingham' to visit the Ruabon home and 'harm' one of the occupants within it.

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Man accused gas engineer of sleeping with his ex - then stabbed him three times

The Leader: Rikki Dulson (NWP)Rikki Dulson (NWP) (Image: North Wales Police)In a truly unexpected turn of events, the victim in this case was set upon by a man wielding scissors as he sat in his work van.

The victim was initially prevented from escaping by his own seatbelt at the defendant lunched at his neck with the weapon.

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Shotton man spared jail for Christmas Day attack on ex

The Leader: Mold Law CourtsMold Law Courts (Image: Staff)A court heard this defendant became "abusive" with his partner three months into their relationship.

He threatened her by saying 'You don't know what I'm capable of', would make her wear certain clothes and make-up and force her to delete any male friends off social media.

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Man avoids jail after admitting his part in cannabis street dealing operation

The Leader: CannabisCannabis (Image: Archive)Police found this man's fingerprints on a bag of cannabis after forcing a car to stop.

Once they searched his home, more of the drug was found - as well as a pair of phones and scales.

The devices revealed messages which were indicative of drug dealing, the court heard.