A man has been fined £108 for carrying an imitation firearm on one of mid Wales’ iconic landmarks on New Year’s Eve.

Milos Ilic, aged 40, was sentenced after admitting six offences including the firearm offence at Aberystwyth Pier, which took place in the town between December 31 last year and April 4. He must pay £498 in fines, £150 in court costs and a £196 victim surcharge.

Ilic, of South Road, Aberystwyth, pleaded guilty to criminally damaging a CCTV camera belonging to Andrew Davies and sending a “grossly offensive” message between April 1 and 4.

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The 40-year-old also damaged a custody cell pillow and wall paint at Aberystwyth Police Station on March 31. He also admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour on March 31 and April 4.

Magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre decided not to award compensation to Mr Davies or Dyfed-Powys Police because there were “insufficient details provided by the prosecutor for the court to make a compensation order”, according to court documents.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, an imitation firearm is anything that has the appearance of being a firearm but is not capable of firing any shots, bullets or missiles.