‘Cops are acting like I’m a serial killer’
THE new trailer for the Watchmen TV series has given fans a first look at scenes filmed at Penrhyn Castle.
The upcoming series, based on the 1980s comic book of the same name, is set in an alternative dystopian reality and follows a crew of vigilantes, superheroes and anti-heroes as they try to save the world.
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AMAN being hunted by cops has hit out at North Wales Police, claiming the force is “acting like he is a serial killer”.
Brian George Owens, 28, from Holyhead, claimed police had been after him for up to a year. When officers posted that there were looking for him over the theft of some keys, he taunted them on their own Facebook page, telling them they would “have to shoot him”.
Last Friday, he contacted our sister paper, the Daily Post from an unknown location, and protested his innocence.
Owens said: “I don’t know what they are on about. All I know was that I was wanted for breach of probation for robbing a mobile phone and I breached the probation after my mum died and my granddad died. They are acting like I am a serial killer.”
Owens claimed he had not been actively hunted until last week. But police have said they have been trying to locate him
Post revealed back in September that the National Trust-run castle near Bangor was to feature in the highly anticipated HBO series, which stars recent Academy Award winner Regina King.
Filming for the latest comic adaption was believed to have taken place under the codename “Project Brooklyn,” and follows on from the critically for around three months, and renewed their appeal to him to turn himself in.
Owens claims in the police’s escalation of efforts to find him, his family had been feeling the pressure. He said: “They’ve had their houses searched and my sister had her car stopped twice. I wanted to explain myself because keys are not my thing and I don’t know what they (police) are on about. They are making out acclaimed 2009 film version directed by Zack Snyder.
The newly released clip opens with a character wearing a mask similar to that worn by Rorschach, from the original comic series.
The individual, who doesn’t appear to be Rorschach himself but rather an imitator, says: “We are no one. We are everyone. And we are invisible.” like I am a monster.”
Owens said he did “nothing else to get into trouble” other than breach his probation.
He said: “They have been after me for years. I am trying to keep my head down now but I breached probation because I lost my mum and granddad and didn’t want to go and sit in a room. I wanted to go back to court and change the terms but they wouldn’t do that for me.”
He added: “I needed help A larger group of men, all donning the same iconic mask, is then revealed to viewers.
The scene, based in a religious setting, is accompanied by the ticking of a clock, which echoes through the trailer.
The montage includes scenes of a massacre at an amusement park as well as shots of Penrhyn Castle in all but they have not helped me.”
Owens said he was not prepared to willingly hand himself in until police explained the reasons he was wanted.
He said: “I would go and see them but I want to put this in the paper first and then find out why I am wanted.
“It is unfair to be honest.” Earlier last week, police published a post stating that Owens was wanted, and asked that anybody with information its glory with a stunning exterior shot. There’s also a clip of Jeremy Irons’ character, Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias), meditating in what appears to be the fortified manorhouse.
Watchmen appears set to fill the void for Game of Thrones viewers now that the HBO series is finished, and is expected to be available on Sky in the UK. should contact the force.
Owens wrote in response: “Armed police are looking for me for breach of probation and theft of keys... you have to shoot me haha.”
On another post on the Anglesey policing team’s Facebook page, he wrote: “To all u that are sharing this all am (sic) wanted for is breach of probation there (sic) accusing me of theft of keys don’t know what keys as keys are not my thing
they keep putting my face up on here (to) humiliate me same as last time when I went to Ireland that was a warrant from court.”
Owens previously skipped court and fled to Ireland when he was due to be sentenced for assaulting his former partner. He returned days later and surrendered to officers.
He was jailed for 38 weeks in August 2017.
District Inspector Llinos Davies, from North Wales Police, said: “We can confirm that Brian Owens is wanted by North Wales Police.
“A number of address checks have been conducted during the last three months to locate Brian Owens for arrest, but to date he has not been located.
“I would urge Brian to present himself at a police station to prevent any further disruption to himself and his family through continued police enquiries to locate him.”
Police said anyone with information on Owens’ whereabouts should dial 101, quoting reference 19100079307.
● Left and far left: Scenes from the new Watchmen TV series filmed at Penrhyn Castle (main)
■ Brian George Owens is wanted for theft of keys