Barry Williams, of Caernarfon Road, Bangor, has been sentenced to three years in prison for admitting burglary at the Ty Golchi Restaurant and for being in possession of a Samurai sword while on a bus in Llandudno.

Williams, 44, who was described as having an ‘appalling’ criminal record, admitted being in possession of an offensive weapon while on a bus at Craig y Don in Llandudno on May 23, he also admitted the burglary at Ty Golchi on June 14, where he rummaged in the till before stealing a bottle containing foreign coins.

Judge Huw Rees, at Caernarfon Crown Court, said: “The carrying of knives and swords is extremely dangerous. The production of such a weapon has the potential to cause serious escalation of violence.”

Judge Rees handed Williams a two-year jail sentence for the possession of the sword and a 12-month sentence for burglary. Both terms will be served consecutively.

Bangor is a safer place

North Wales Police tweeted this evening: “A Bangor male was today sentenced to 3 years imprisonment having been charged with a burglary and being in possession of a Samurai sword. There is absolutely no doubt that Bangor is a safer place as a result”

Photo: North Wales Police