A number of Pontarddulais residents appeared in court recently for various offences.

Jarren Jamie Francis, 34, of Dulais Road, Pontarddulais, was given a suspended prison sentence by Swansea Magistrates Court on July 27 for assaulting an emergency worker.

He pleaded guilty to the offence on June 22. With the offence being that he assaulted a police officer on his home street on December 17. He was given an 18-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months.

He was given a second sentence of the same length to run concurrently for assaulting a second police officer on the same date.

He also had to pay £100 compensation, £128 surcharge and £85 costs.

Timothy Robert David John, 46, of Tyn y Bonau Road, Pontarddulais, was found guilty of speeding by Cardiff Magistrates Court on July 25.

He was caught on February 5 doing 29mph on Bolgoed Road, where the limit is 20mph. He was fined £220 and given three points on his licence. He also had to pay £34 surcharge and £90 costs.


Thomas Muncaster, 33, of Heol y Cae, Pontarddulais, admitted driving whilst not wearing a seatbelt at Cardiff Magistrates Court on July 26.

He was caught on January 31 and fined £120. He also had to pay £34 surcharge and £90 costs.

Mark John Davies, 56, of Llwyncelyn Avenue, Pontarddulais, was sent to prison after his suspended sentence was activated.

He was given a six-month sentence suspended for 18 months on April 22 for carrying a bladed article in public – namely a sword – on January 23.

He breached the conditions of the suspension by failing to comply with the requirements of his sentence on June 20 and June 26 when he failed to attend specific appointments. He also did not provide acceptable evidence for the missed appointments within five working days.

Swansea Magistrates Court implemented the prison sentence on August 1.