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Dozens of cyclists queued up this morning to receive free security marking kits for their bikes. The initiative was launched by The States of Jersey Police to help reduce theft in the island. Officers were seen tagging pedal bikes with a unique ID number at Victoria Avenue in Jersey this morning.
The security marking kits, funded by the Channel Islands Co-operative Society, will make it easier for islanders to recover their bike if it is stolen. So far Jersey Police have marked more than 2,000 pedal bikes in the island. The States of Jersey Police tweeted a video this morning of one cyclist owner sharing her thoughts on the importance of bike security marking.
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PUBLISHED: 09:39 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:39 16 August 2017
A man who became involved in a struggle with two security guards at a Shepton Mallet 1festival after being found without a wristband pass ended up assaulting them both. Ceri Williams was seen by the two members of staff at the NASS festival at the Bath and West Showground trying to enter one of the gates without wearing a security wristband. He had been drinking and taking cocaine, LDS, ecstasy and cannabis and then became abusive and ran away but was chased and taken to the ground.
While lashing about, the defendant then struck one of the security officers on the head and spat at another one, Somerset Magistrates were told.
Williams, 29, of Glynderi, Glanaman, Camarthenshire, pleaded guilty to assaulting Malcolm Dingle and Oliver Dann by beating them on July 8 when he appeared before the court at Yeovil. Prosecutor Julyan Stephens said that the two victims were working as security guards at the National Action Sports Show at the Bath and West Showground and attendees needed to wear a wristband to gain entry.
Williams was seen trying to get into Gate 6 without wearing a wristband and accepted he was intoxicated and then became aggressive asking them what they were doing, he said.
He then ran away and the guards pursued him and took him to the ground with some force but he continued to struggle.
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He was told to calm down but was upset and whilst flailing his arms he connected with the temple of Mr Dann causing him to fall to the floor.
The defendant continued to struggle and other security staff arrived and some spittle landed on Mr Dingle s hand. When Williams was interviewed by police he said he went to the festival and paid 187 to get in and had been given a wristband but could not remember what happened to it.
He said he had taken some cannabis, ecstasy, LSD, cocaine and alcohol and only remembered being held on the floor and he was struggling to try and get them off of him as he couldn t breathe. Defending solicitor Sue Cameron said that Williams said that after being taken to the ground Williams was being restrained face down and in pain when he recklessly assaulted the two men.
He recklessly spat at one of them as he was shaking his head and spit just happened to land on his hand, she said.
He did not deliberately punch the other guard but was flailing his arms around and accepts he may have connected with his head.
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She said that the defendant only used drugs recreationally at places such as festivals, and drugs and alcohol were freely available at this event despite security being in place to prevent it.
There is no dispute that he had taken drugs and alcohol and no doubt that this had an impact on the way he behaved, however he says he did purchase a wristband and did not know how it came off, she said.
However he does concede that because he was not wearing a wristband, that is why the incident occurred. She said Williams was remorseful and wanted to apologise for taking up the time of the police, he courts and the security staff.
The magistrates fined the defendant 80 for each offence of assault and ordered him to pay 50 compensation to both of them .
Costs of 85 and a 30 victim surcharge were also imposed.