A suspended sentence has been handed out to a Haverfordwest man who committed an offence while under a community order.

Owen Maddocks, of Hywel Road was not present in court when Haverfordwest magistrates heard the case on Tuesday, October 4.

Magistrates heard how the 23-year-old had committed an offence while a community order was in force. The original offences for which the order was made on April 5, 2023 were assault by beating, destruction or damage to property and resisting a constable in execution of duty.

The community order was revoked and Maddocks was committed to prison for four weeks, suspended for 24 months.

Within the two-year supervision period, the defendant must participate in an accredited ‘building better relationships’ programme for 33 days, comply with any instructions of the responsible officer to attend appointments or any activity required up to a maximum of 20 days. In the event of the sentence being activated, the overall length of sentence would be 18 weeks.