North West Wales

Ex-councillor John Jones denies endangering RAF jets charges

John Arthur Jones
Image caption The alleged offences are said to have involved Hawks based at RAF Valley between November 2013 and September 2014

A former Anglesey councillor accused of shining lights at RAF jet pilots appeared in court on Tuesday.

John Arthur Jones, 64, denied recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger Hawk jets at Holyhead Magistrates' Court.

Mr Jones, of Bodffordd, is accused of 13 charges involving shining lights at jets during night-time training touch-downs at the Mona airfield.

He was bailed and will appear at Caernarfon Crown Court at a later date.

A condition of the former Anglesey housing director's bail is that he does not shine a torch "or illuminating device" outside his home.

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