Man admits defacing North Wales war memorial with Nazi and anti-Semitic graffiti

Gareth Bradley caused outrage when he daubed a swastika and other offensive slogans on the Rhyl monument

A man who daubed Nazi and anti-Semitic graffiti on a war memorial today admitted committing racially-aggravated criminal damage.

Gareth Jack Bradley, 31, of Morlan Park, Rhyl, caused disgust after daubing a swastika, an Iron Cross and vile messages including “choke on chlorine Tommy” at the town last February.

Prosecutor James Neary at Llandudno court said Bradley had targeted a member of the Jewish community previously.

He urged that the present case should be sentenced by a crown court judge.

Bradley also pleaded guilty to assaulting a police custody detention officer at St Asaph in April when the prosecution said he coughed at her face during the Covid lockdown.

He also admitted on the same day damaging his cell with graffiti including a swastika again, possessing cannabis and four offences of vandalising vehicles in a spree at Rhyl leaving a repair bill of more than £9,000.

Defence solicitor Craig Hutchinson said Bradley had been “sectioned” under the mental health act and his situation had improved.

District Judge Paul Conlon said :”The offences are too serious for this court to deal with.” Bradley was granted bail until he’s sentenced by a crown court judge next month.”

Daily Post

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