Llandudno Magistrates court heard from defence solicitor Michael Gray that the attack on Salvage Hunter star Drew Pritchard was the result of provocation.
Mr Pritchard had an affair with Janus Bryn Thomas’ wife two years ago. The affair had ended but Mr Pritchard contacted Mrs Thomas declaring that their relations would be made public. Mrs Thomas had also received messages from Mr Pritchard’s ‘other women’ blaming her for a breakdown in their relationships with him.
Mrs Thomas told her husband about the affair and they decided to remain together. In April this year, Mr Pritchard sent Mrs Thomas another text which insinuated that Thomas was a coward.
Mr Gray had denied that Thomas had sought revenge on Mr Pritchard, but said that when he attacked him in the pub Mr Pritchard had been purposely belittling him. The court heard that after the attack another text message was sent by Mr Pritchard, attempting to antagonise him once more.
Mr Gray added:
“It was an isolated incident, it was impulsive. I would say it was provocation…
No way on earth he wanted his son and daughter to see him in court…
He accepts his wrongdoing, he’s ashamed of himself. He has put everything personal to him in jeopardy.”
Thomas, who admitted the charges of common assault and threatening behaviour was fined £480 for threatening behaviour and £960 for assault. The Magistrates did not grant the restraining order applied for by Mr Pritchard, who did not attend the hearing.
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