A man who was armed with a taser and an ASP whilst also being in possession of class A drugs has been told that he faces prison.
However, Colin Watson’s sentence was adjourned by the courts until the end of May so that the 51-year-old can still go on a pre-booked holiday with his partner to Tenerife.
Watson had pleaded guilty to five separate offences at Cardiff Crown Court.
He admitted to being in possession of a prohibited weapon, having an offensive weapon and having cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis on him.
Watson’s barrister, Hashim Salmman, asked Judge Jeremy Jenkins if a pre-sentence report could be prepared on his client by the Probation Service.
According to the South Wales Argus, Mr Salmman said:
“There are unusual circumstances.
“He has a background worthy of exploration”.
The judge refused the request but allowed sentence to be adjourned so that Watson could enjoy his holiday to the famous Spanish destination.
He told the defendant: “You have pleaded guilty to a number of very serious matters.”
Judge Jenkins warned Watson to expect a jail sentence but put back the case until May 31 as an “act of mercy” so that he could travel on his pre-booked trip to Tenerife.
He told him: “I am trusting you. Don’t let me down.”