At­tacker was suf­fer­ing from men­tal ill­ness

North Wales Weekly News - - WRITTEN BY YOU -

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.

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