Attacker was suffering from mental illness
A 32-year-old man who scared the landlord and residents of multioccupied flats at Llandudno had in 2001 received a six-year sentence for robbery in his native Poland.
This was revealed by the prosecution at Caernarfon crown court last Thursday when a hospital order was imposed on Artur Kruk, formerly of Abbey Road, Llandudno, described as having suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.
He’d pleaded guilty to three common assaults, four charges of damaging property and breaching a restraining order not to approach his landlord, Robert Hefin Jones.
Matthew Curtis, prosecuting, said property belonging to his neighbours had been damaged by Kruk, including a CCTV camera, gas pipe and wire to an electrically controlled gate. He’d grabbed Mr Jones through the window of the landlord’s Audi car.
A doctor from Tŷ Llewelyn, the medium secure hospital at Llanfairfechan, suggested an order under the Mental Health Act and also a restriction order. She said he was progressing.
Judge Rhys Rowlands imposed the orders and told Kruk he was satisfied that he was suffering from a mental disorder and should be treated in hospital.
As he left the dock with carers Kruk turned and thanked the judge.