A MAN who drunkenly urinated over a pub's kitchen floor and cooking equipment has been fined.

Stephen Jones, of Jones Street in Rhos, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The 47-year-old admitted offences of criminal damage, theft from shop, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson said the first offence chronologically was the criminal damage, which happened at the Delph Pub in Acrefair.

Whilst in a "drunken state" on January 20, Jones entered the kitchen at the pub and urinated over the floor and the cooking equipment.


When he left the pub, he was seen to try a number of car doors - and was later found to be sleeping in one.

Jones said he couldn't remember anything about the incident, due to how much alcohol he'd consumed.

The second set of offences began shortly before midday on February 2, when Jones entered the Co-op at Ruabon Road in Johnstown.

He stole a bottle of gin worth £21.50 and drove away from the store.

When police attended his address, the stolen item was recovered and Jones accepted he didn't have the correct licence to be driving the vehicle, and that he didn't have insurance.

The court heard the offences were committed whilst the defendant was subject to a community order.

A probation explained he had been engaging with services to address his alcohol use and now has "some protective factors" in place.

Euros Jones, defending, told the court his client works as a maintenance fitter for a 'renowned local and international company' and earns a good wage.

"He can go for months without having alcohol," he explained.

"But something will then happen which makes him go on a binge.

"That's exactly what we have here."

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Mr Jones added the criminal damage was "a very unpleasant matter committed on a reckless basis" - emphasising his client had no recollection of the events and that it hadn't been a malicious act.

District Judge Gwyn Jones handed down a £200 fine for the criminal damage at the Delph, and ordered the defendant to pay the pub £200 in compensation.

A fine of £200 was handed down for the theft of the gin, and a further £200 fine was imposed for driving without insurance - alongside six penalty points.

No separate penalty was imposed for the licence offence.

Jones must also pay £85 costs.