Thursday, 30 June 2011

Gwynedd councillor Dyfrig Jones' Facebook image charge

A Gwynedd Plaid Cymru councillor has been charged over pictures published on his Facebook page.

Dyfrig Jones, from Bethesda, will appear at Caernarfon Magistrates' Court on 12 July.

North Wales Police said a 34-year-old man had been charged under the Children and Young Persons Act.

My comment: Another dodgy councillor? UPDATE 12th July 2011 below: obviously not!

Read the full story from the source BBC News North West Wales. More information available from Wales on Line

UPDATE 12th July 2011: Gwynedd councillor Dyfrig Jones' images charge dropped.

The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed it has dropped a charge against a Gwynedd councillor over pictures published on his Facebook page.

In a statement the CPS said: "Since the date of charge, the evidence has been clarified and a further review by a CPS lawyer has concluded there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.

Read the full story from the source BBC News


  1. More like another case of the #daftarrests if you ask me, at least from what some of the Welsh language media are reporting.

  2. In this one he has actually been charged with an offence which was not the case for #daftarrest. So I don't think you can compare them.

  3. Well, we'll wait and see. It does appear that there's some 'interesting' party political stuff going on here though: the complainant is a member of the rival nationalist group on Gwynedd Council.

    Maybe the hashtag we need is #councillors-pouring-shit-on-other-councillors ? I'm open to suggestions.

    Incidentally, running Google Translate over will give you far more info on this than the BBC report.

  4. What did I tell you? All charges dropped.

    No doubt you'll put this on your front page...!

  5. This is a blog and as such doesn't have a front page. I update posts as and when and if new information is released. See the post above.

  6. Thanks! Very telling that it was another councillor that alerted the police to the supposedly dodgy images though!