Extending an invitation for a fight in a local car park has cost a Fishguard man £680.

Timothy Paul Brown, of Smyth Street, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour intending to cause Richard Harries harassment, alarm or distress in Fishguard on July 13.

Brown, who had previously denied the offence, was due to stand trial at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Wednesday, November 28, but pleaded guilty to the charge at the start of the hearing.

A second similar charge relating to Amy Harries was dismissed by the court.

Prosecutor Sian Vaughan said Amy and Richard Harries were walking along West Street towards the town’s square when Brown, 26, stopped his black Audi beside them.

“The passenger window was open, Mr Brown shouted words to the effect of ‘your days are numbered mate, I’m coming for you’.”

Brown then turned his car around and shouted for Mr Harries to meet him in a local car park.

Miss Vaughan said: “He accepts threats to fight, but said he did not intend to follow it through.”

The court heard that there was a ‘sensitive background’ between the parties.

Mark Layton, defending, said Brown suspected that a rock had been thrown at his car, and had turned back to check.

“His car was his pride and joy, it cost him a lot of money.”

Brown suggested adjourning to the car park for a fight when traffic began to build up behind him.

Mr Layton added: “Mr Brown said in interview he had no intention of having a fight. He actually went to the kebab house and ordered a takeaway instead.”

Brown was fined £300 and ordered to pay £350 court costs and a £30 surcharge.

A restraining order was imposed.