A BALA man has been banned from a Dolgellau pub and been handed an alcohol ban and restraining order after admitting assault and threatening behaviour.

Christopher Crosby, of 3 Maes Treflyn, appeared before Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court on 14 August.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty to the assault by beating of John Welsh at the Royal Ship in Dolgellau on 29 June this year.

Crosby also admitted a charge of using threatening or abusive behaviour towards Mr Welsh during the incident, as well as a similar offence towards police sergeant Mark Hobley.

Magistrates handed Crosby an 80 day alcohol ban as part a community order to include rehabilitation, and banned him from entering the Royal Ship.

Crosby was also made the subject of a restraining order, and ordered to pay £50 in compensation to Mr Welsh.

Crosby must also pay £85 costs and a £114 surcharge.