TWO brothers have admitted their part in a drunken brawl that took place in Builth Wells earlier this year.

Daniel Thomas Arthur Owen and Dominic Stanley James Owen both pleaded guilty to a single charge of being drunk and disorderly when they appeared at Llandrindod Wells Magistrates Court on Wednesday, November 18.

The incident, involving about 30 young people, occurred in the early hours of Sunday, August 2, outside the town’s kebab shop after a night out.

Prosecutor Stephen Davies said police had been monitoring CCTV on Market Street where they could see a large gathering of young people at around 1.30am.

“PC Coombs arrived on the scene and said a large group were blocking the road and there was lots of pushing and shoving,” said Mr Davies.

“Security staff were spoken to, who pointed out one of the defendant’s, who had curly ginger hair, as causing significant trouble.

“PC Horlock arrested Dominic Owen who was topless and had grazing on his chest and a lump on his eye. Further CCTV was viewed and Daniel Owen was also arrested. Both were clearly intoxicated, unsteady on their feet and slurring their words.

“Both admitted being drunk and said their behaviour was unacceptable.”

Mr Davies said Dominic Owen, 21, received a conditional discharge in March this year for a previous incident of being drunk and disorderly. Meanwhile, Daniel Owen, 22, received a 12-month community order in December 2018 for assaulting an emergency worker.

The brothers, both of Lower Trewern, Llandegley, near Llandrindod, appeared dressed sharply in suits and spoke in their own defence.

Daniel, a site engineer, said: “I’d like to apologise for my behaviour. I was intoxicated but I haven’t misbehaved in a while and have been trying to keep out of trouble.

“I am trying to alter my behaviour and stop drinking.”

Dominic, also a site engineer, who works as an apprentice in Telford, said: “It’s down to drink, it was a mess.

“I’ve tried to stop drinking and going out so much because it’s ruined my life to be honest.”

Daniel Owen was fined £166 while his younger brother was fined £133. Both were each ordered to pay £85 costs and a £34 surcharge.