A MAN has been fined after he punched a window at a Powys pub.

Bradley Davies, who said he now goes by the surname Joiner, admitted causing criminal damage to a window at Newtown’s Pheasant Inn on August 5.

The 39-year-old appeared at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, November 28, explaining that his life had been “chaotic” at the time of the offence.

Prosecutor Helen Tench said police had been called to the Market Street pub, run by Paul Cartner, shortly after 5pm.

“The defendant had left the premises and punched out at a window, which smashed,” she said.


“CCTV was shown and when the defendant was later located, he said he and his mate were fighting. He told officers ‘I just fell over’. He said his mate had fallen into the window.

“He was taken to hospital and said he couldn’t recall the incident due to the amount of drugs he’d taken. He told officers he was in a ‘bad space’.”

She said the damage caused had been valued at £200.

Acting for the defendant, of Heol Rhedyn, Newtown, Rob Hanratty said his client accepts responsibility.

“His life had been chaotic. He has had health difficulties and everything’s been going a bit wrong lately,” said Mr Hanratty.

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“He is trying to get things together. He is moving on from these difficulties he had been encountering in August.

“He wasn’t using drugs recreationally, he was on prescription drugs and had taken an accidental overdose.”

Joiner told magistrates: “I’m sorry, I had a bit of a tough time and was stupid. I am going to spend some time with my family and get my head right.”

He was ordered to pay £200 compensation to the pub and he must also pay a £40 fine, £16 surcharge and £85 costs.