Bridge Street "siege" accused granted bail
4:34pm Monday 1st October 2012 in News
There were cries of relief from Haverfordwest magistrates court’s packed public gallery today (Monday), as the man accused of September’s Bridge Street “siege” was released on bail.
Max Kayode Laurence Huntley is charged with committing affray on September 22nd and committing criminal damage, between September 11th and 22nd. The charges follow a 26 hour stand off between police and Huntley in Haverfordwest.
The 25-year-old had spent a week in Swansea Prison following a hearing on Monday, September 24th. He appeared in front of magistrates via a video link from Swansea prison.
Prosecutor David Weale argued that Huntley, formerly of 11A Bridge Street, Hole in the Wall, should be further remanded.
However Mike Reed, defending Huntley, argued that prison was not the right place for his client who is bi polar and has Asperger’s, epilepsy and ADHD. He handed over a raft of character references for his client.
Magistrates granted Huntley bail providing he resided at his mother’s address in Dinas Cross, respected a curfew from 4pm to 9am, wore an electronic tag and did not enter Haverfordwest, apart from en route to appointments with his solicitor and doctor.
Huntley will next appear in front of magistrates on November 12th when his case will be committed to Swansea crown court.