A FATHER-of-three has been jailed for 10 months after he drunkenly assaulted two police officers and a female bouncer after being ejected from a Powys pub.

Marc Andrew Wilson assaulted doorwoman Alison Williams at Llandrindod Wells’ Log Cabin on January 18 this year, although she still managed to throw the 34-year-old out of the premises, even after he had punched her in the face.

Wilson later attacked PCs Warren Patton and Lucy Dinwoodie, of Dyfed Powys Police, when they attended his ex-partner’s spa town address.

Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard on Thursday, February 22, that Wilson, of Danygrug, Brecon, was not even supposed to be in the presence of his former partner, who had been granted a restraining order against him in October 2023.

The court was also told Wilson had been handed a suspended prison sentence in November last year for previously breaching the restraining order.

Wilson previously admitted all three assaults, as well as the restraining order breach.


Prosecutor Harry Dickens said the restraining order was granted after Wilson harassed his ex-partner, although Judge Jeremy Jenkins said she had contributed to his offending by continuing to spend time with him.

“Officer Patton was punched with some force, which happened in the course of the defendant resisting arrest,” said Mr Dickens.

“There was minor physical harm to both officers, but the offence is aggravated by a previous conviction for the same offence.

“Ms Williams was punched to the face and assaulted with no provocation. She was simply doing her job.”

In addition to the suspended sentence, Mr Dickens said Wilson is also currently the subject of a community order.  

Harriet Ealden, defending Wilson, said her client had long suffered with addiction to Class A drugs and alcohol.

“In his drunken state he believed he was protecting his partner during an altercation with Ms Williams, which escalated,” said Ms Ealden.

“He accepts he was in the wrong and is embarrassed by his actions.

“He recognises his addictions and is taking great strides to address this.”

She said of the father-of-three, who previously worked as an engineer for Openreach: “Alcohol for a long time controlled his life; he was sick of the control.

“He was involved in a car crash last year where a close friend died. He was injured, he suffered a bleed to brain was put in an induced coma. It caused a great deal of trauma.”

She added that Wilson suffers with ADHD, depression and anxiety, and he was not medicated adequately at the time, which led to his impulsive behaviour.

“He breached the restraining order in attending the venue with his ex-partner, although it (the contact) was consensual,” she said.

“His partner had applied for the removal of the order, but no-one turned up to court so it was rejected.”

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Judge Jenkins told Wilson:  “Your antecedent history is worrying and only an immediate period of imprisonment is commensurate.”

He jailed Wilson for a total of 10 months; four months for each officer assault, although they will be served concurrently to each other.

Sentences of two months for the assault on Ms Williams; three months for breaching the restraining order; and one month for breaching the suspended sentence will all be served consecutively.

The restraining order remains in place.