Ian Williams at the Meridian Tower
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Swansea Meridian tower hostage 'thinks of ordeal every day'

An waiter held hostage by a man with an imitation gun who was later detained under mental health legislation has said he still thinks of the ordeal every day, six months after it happened.

Ian Williams was held hostage at the Grape and Olive restaurant at the top of the Meridian Tower in Swansea, Wales' tallest building, in August last year.

On Tuesday, Lindsey Edward Coffey, 39, of Pontlliw, was detained under the Mental Health Act after admitting possession of an imitation firearm and false imprisonment.

Mr Williams said he still had sleepless nights and panic attacks, but had returned to work part-time at the same restaurant.

He spoke to David Grundy.