A WELSHPOOL man has been told immediate custody is “inevitable” after admitting a string of offences including unlawfully wounding another man and stalking his former partner.

Nathan Griffin, 34, appeared at Mold Crown Court on Friday, February 9, where he entered guilty pleas to four of five charges relating to his ex and the other man.

Griffin, of Hall Street, Welshpool, admitted stalking his ex over a period of months between August 1 last year and January 6 this year.


Griffin is said to have repeatedly contacted her via phone, text and social media messages, as well as attending and observing her at her place of work.

He even threatened to steal her dog and repeatedly questioned her about a new relationship.

He admitted two charges of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear on January 6.

The charges state Griffin had in his possession an imitation firearm, namely a gas-powered airsoft handgun, with intent to cause both victims to believe unlawful violence would be used against them.

He admitted a fourth charge of unlawfully and maliciously wounding the other man on January 6.

He will now proceed to a sentencing hearing which has been scheduled for next month.

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Judge Rhys Rowlands ordered a full pre-sentence report.

He told Griffin, who is currently on remand in custody at HMP Berwyn and appeared at the hearing via a videolink screen, that the charges in question were “very serious matters”.

“Immediate custody is inevitable,” said Judge Rowlands. “There can only be one sentence.”

The case was adjourned, with Griffin set to be sentenced at Mold on March 12.