A YOUNG man from Wrexham has been branded a nuisance by a crown court judge.
Tony Lee Jones, 20, of Tanybryn, was sent to detention for four months after he admitted an assault and a public order offence,
Judge John Rogers QC, sitting at Mold Crown Court, said Jones was very immature and a nuisance in the Wrexham area.
'I take account of the fact you have pleaded guilty but these offences are serious in themselves,' he said.
'They also cause a great deal of distress and anxiety to honest, hard-working people in Wrexham. At the moment you have very little to offer.'
The judge imposed two concurrent four-month youth detention sentences.
Prosecuting barrister Des Parry said the assault occurred when Jones offered a young man out for a fight. The complainant walked away, not wanting trouble, but Jones went after him, tripped him up, knelt on him and punched him a couple of times to the head.
The public order incident occurred after Jones had been abusive to a young woman as she walked to some shops and he ended up throwing bricks at her. The victim was distressed that two half-bricks landed within two feet of her, and the defendant also threatened to 'brick the windows' at her home.
Defending barrister Andrew Green said Jones' behaviour was an example of unacceptable violence which had been frightening for others.
His client was very realistic and appreciated he was going into custody for what he had done.
He was nearly 21, he lived with his girlfriend, and she was in court supporting him.