Man jailed for affray outside Porthcawl school

Saturday, 15 April 2017

By AJ Sicluna
in Crime

An alcoholic who alarmed people by his behaviour outside a Porthcawl school shortly before children were due to leave has been jailed for four months at Cardiff Crown Court.

Delme Thomas (47) of Suffolk Place, Porthcawl, pleaded guilty to a charge of affray.

Prosecutor Gareth James said that on the afternoon of February 27 Thomas was seen outside Nottage Primary School.

“He was shouting, ranting and raving and waving something in his hand.”

Mr James said Thomas had convictions for 131 offences, 75 of which were for theft.

His solicitor Cora Sorensen said: “In the past he has been addicted to heroin and currently to alcohol and he has sometimes been homeless.

“He has a severe liver problem and frankly he is in dire straits.

“Sadly, he is often seen clutching a bottle of vodka.”

Judge Tom Crowther QC said: “The incident must have caused parents and others real concern. You are now paying the price for your addiction.”

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