A CUSTOMER at a Welshpool pub stepped in to remove a man for being “aggressive” towards the assistant manager, a court heard.

At Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, Kevin Stuart Davies, 32, of Little Henfaes Lane, Welshpool, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards Tara Dutton.

The incident took place on June 20 at the Smithfield Bell, where Tara Dutton works as an assistant manager.

Stephen Davies, prosecuting, said that on the busy Saturday night, Ms Dutton first noticed the defendant “causing problems” at 11pm.

At 12am, after talking to a colleague, she asked Kevin Davies to leave. She said that he was “very aggressive” and that she was “very scared”, the court heard.

The prosecution said that the defendant raised his first towards Ms Dutton, and that a customer stepped in to take him away. However, 10 minutes later, he came back in, and the customer removed him again.

In giving an impact statement a few days later, Ms Dutton said the incident made her feel “worried”. “I want to be able to feel safe at work”, she added. She said she worries about the safety of her colleagues when she is not there.

Mike Davies, defending, said the defendant has “absolutely” no previous convictions. He added that if a solicitor was at the police station with Kevin Davies, he would have only been given a caution.

Magistrates gave Kevin Davies a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £85 in court costs and a £21 victim surcharge.