December 6, 2023

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A Welsh Repossession Case


A man who admitted threatening a debt collector with a two foot piece of wood has been allowed to walk free from court.

Derek Lee Adamson, 37, of Y Wern, Wrexham, was handed a nine month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

The 37-year-old, who appeared from custody via videolink at Caernarfon Crown Court while serving another sentence, told the judge: “Thank you very much. You won’t see me back before you your honour. I’m not going to disappoint you.”

Adamson had initially denied a charge of threatening the man and a recovery vehicle driver with a knife in such a way that there was a serious risk of harm.

But he admitted an alternative affray charge.

Dafydd Roberts, prosecuting, said the bailiff and the recovery truck driver had attended at Adamson’s mother’s home at Pont Wen, Wrexham to repossess a vehicle on February 14 last year.

The vehicle had been clamped earlier that morning and as soon as the bailiff and truck arrived Adamson emerged from the house and was immediately aggressive, said Mr Roberts.

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