Jailed for sex act in his cell and spit­ting at an of­fi­cer

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

PO­LICE were left with a £300 cleanup bill af­ter a pris­oner plea­sured him­self in a cell and defe­cated in a po­lice sta­tion shower.

Regi­nald Roach was ar­rested on Novem­ber 16 over an­other of­fence and was in cus­tody at Caernar­fon po­lice sta­tion.

While be­ing held, he defe­cated in the shower in the cus­tody suite, forc­ing the po­lice to have to bring in pro­fes­sional clean­ers.

He also plea­sured him­self in a cell, mean­ing clean­ers had to be brought in again, and uri­nated in one dur­ing the time he was be­ing held at Llan­dudno mag­is­trates court.

In to­tal, the bill for cleaning up af­ter him ran to more than £310.

Roach, of Mar­ket Street, Holy­head, had de­nied a charge of spit­ting at a cus­tody of­fi­cer but changed his plea just be­fore he was due up be­fore mag­is­trates in Caernar­fon last Fri­day morn­ing.

The court heard Roach was also in breach of a con­di­tional dis­charge im­posed last March fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent in Holy­head, when he was seen to ap­proach the Labour party of­fices in Thomas Street with a tin of white paint which he threw at the build­ing.

He was handed a four-week jail term for this in­ci­dent, to be served con­cur­rently with a 20-week jail sen­tence for dam­ag­ing the cells and spit­ting at a cus­tody of­fi­cer.

Roach was also or­dered to pay £115 vic­tim sur­charge but no or­der of costs or com­pen­sa­tion was made.

WALES is now a more con­nected na­tion than 12 months ago but many ru­ral ar­eas remain in the slow lane when it comes to broad­band and mo­bile ser­vices.The lat­est Con­nected Na­tions re­port has been re­leased by Of­com, high­light­ing how each part of the UK is per­form­ing in terms of dig­i­tal con­nec­tions.When it comes to ac­cess to su­per­fast broad­band, Wales saw an in­crease from 89% to 93% of premises – ahead of Scot­land (92%) and North­ern Ire­land (89%) and just be­hind Eng­land (94%).There is full fi­bre ac­cess to 7% of premises – ahead of Eng­land and Scot­land.But ru­ral ar­eas of Wales and the Scot­tish High­lands are the two parts of the UK high­lighted as the most likely not to have ei­ther a de­cent fixed or good mo­bile ser­vice avail­able.In the Welsh coun­try­side the pro­por­tion of peo­ple not able to get a de­cent broad­band ser­vice rises to 13% (42,000) – com­pared to 1% (6,000) in ur­ban ar­eas.There are 2% of premises that can­not re­ceive ei­ther a de­cent fixed or good mo­bile ser­vice.Mike Cherry, FSB na­tional chair­man,

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