Culprit of vandalism of Labour offices in Llanelli sentenced

A MAN who damaged a Labour MP’s office has been sentenced to 300 hours of unpaid work.

Joshua James Morris pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Llanelli Magistrates Court on Friday, November 10.

The 31-year-old, of Heol Gwili, Llanelli, had targeted a constituency office in the town’s Pottery Street used by Llanelli MP Nia Griffith and Llanelli MS Lee Waters.

Lee Waters MS with Dame Nia Griffith MP and Denzil Davies MP outside the Labour office in 2018 which was targeted by vandals in October this year.

Dyfed-Powys Police said that shortly after the October 1 incident there was window damage and scorch marks to the front of the building. Officers conducted house-to-house enquiries as part of their investigation and arrested a 31-year-old on suspicion of criminal damage. Morris’s first court appearance was on October 6.

Morris has also been ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge totalling £614.

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