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Richard Lewis Williams, only recently released from prison over a clash with anti-racist protestors, was jailed again for two years after police discovered a cannabis farm

An Anglesey man has been jailed over firearms and drugs offences after police uncovered a cannabis farm.

They found a growing operation, including numerous plants and dangerously overloaded multi-socket adaptors.

Officers from the ongoing Operation Scorpion organised crime crackdown welcomed the two-year prison term given to Richard Lewis Williams, 32, from Bryngwran.

Williams, has only recently been released from a prison term for his part in violent disorder in Kent, where members of his Infidels group clashed with anti-racism protesters.

In 2015, Williams and others were involved in a demonstration in Llangefni, where they protested against mass immigration and the alleged ‘Islamification of Britain’.

Following the sentencing of Williams for drugs and firearms offences, PC David Heptonstall, from Llangefni Police Station, said: “North Wales Police welcome the sentence today at Caernarfon Crown Court. Lewis was a member of an Organised Crime Group in Anglesey and his incarceration will I’m sure bring a sense of relief to many in the local community.

“His sentence is also a message considering a others a life of crime, that we will continue to effectively and robustly target drug dealers. There will be no hiding place on the Island.

“I would urge the public to continue to identify the individuals, movements, locations and details of any drug supplying activity in their area. Working together in our community we can effectively target those who cause the most harm and help keep our communities safe.

“We are determined to effectively target, disrupt and dismantle organised crime groups which operate in North Wales to keep this a safe place to live, work and visit”.

Operation Scorpion has taken down a number of high profile targets in recent years, including major drugs rackets in the North West Wales area.
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A further six men have been jailed for their involvement in violent demonstrations in Dover last January.

More than 70 people have been arrested in connection with the wide-scale disturbance on Saturday 30 January 2016, of whom 26 have since been sent to prison for offences ranging from violent disorder and affray to criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

A further 27 have been charged and have court appearances scheduled for the weeks and months to come, while detectives continue to make further arrests and investigate other offences committed on the day.


On Thursday 25 August the following men were sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court:

James Whitbread, 39, of Mooring Road, Rochester, was jailed for four years after being found guilty of violent disorder. He was seen on footage covering his face and throwing items towards opposition protestors. He also assaulted a man.

Deaton Whitbread, 22, of Mooring Road, Rochester, received a three-year custodial sentence after being found guilty of violent disorder. He was filmed throwing an item at opposition protestors and breaking through a police cordon.

Roy Price, 51, of Bagleys Spring in Romford, Essex, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after admitting violent disorder. He was caught on camera shouting at and pushing two police officers, and also threw objects including a brick at opposition protestors. He must also serve an additional six months in prison after CS gas and a quantity of drugs were found during a search of his home address.

Nicholas Cullin, 40, of Robins Path in Benfleet, Essex, was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to violent disorder. He was seen on footage throwing objects including a bottle at opposition protestors, and engaging in other general violence.

Richard Williams, 31, from Bryngwran in Anglesey, Wales, received a two-year custodial sentence after admitting violent disorder. He was filmed kicking a man who was already being assaulted by a fellow protestor, as well as throwing objects at others.

Nathan Waller, 18, of Maes Meurig in Anglesey, Wales, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to violent disorder. He was caught on camera assaulting a man with a number of other protestors.

Appalling violence

Detective Constable Kirsty Bricknell of Kent Police said: ‘Today marks the highest number of offenders sentenced on one day since the investigation into offences committed on 30 January began, and I am very happy with the results.

‘These six men contributed to some of the most appalling violence I have ever witnessed, causing a great deal of anguish for the people of Dover who were unfortunate enough to have had their town identified as the location for these demonstrations.

‘Kent Police has a statutory duty to facilitate peaceful protest but it has become obvious that many of those who attended on the day had no intention of doing anything other than fighting with those who held differing opinions to themselves.

‘Their behaviour was unacceptable and I hope these results send a clear message that such criminal actions will not be tolerated in Dover or anywhere else in Kent.’

Photos (clockwise from top left) – Deaton Whitbread, James Whitbread, Nicholas Cullin, Richard Williams, Roy Price and Nathan Waller.


Kent Police