Page last updated at 10:54 GMT, Friday, 30 April 2010 11:54 UK

Gwynedd councillor admits wounding charge

Cllr Gwilym Euros Roberts
Mr Roberts admitted he attacked his wife

A Gwynedd councillor has pleaded guilty at Caernarfon Crown Court to wounding his wife with the intention of causing her grievous bodily harm.

Gwilym Euros Roberts, 40, admitted the 17 April attack on his estranged wife Catrin Roberts at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The town and county councillor was warned by the judge that he would face a lengthy custodial sentence.

Sentence was adjourned until June 11, for psychiatric and pre-sentence reports to be prepared.

Roberts was a member of the Llais Gwynedd group on the council. He has now been suspended by the group.

His barrister, John Wynn Williams, said it had been a "nasty incident", and that his client wished to apologise to his estranged wife for his actions.

"He also wants to publicly apologise for the distress he has caused to Catrin and his family," he said.

Two other charges, which Roberts had denied, of assaulting Catrin Roberts and Dylan Richards on March 29, are to be left on file.

Mr Justice Heywood told Roberts:"Clearly the court will impose an immediate custodial sentence. The only issue will be the length of that sentence."



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