South West Wales

Llanelli PC has assault conviction quashed on appeal

Llanelli Police Station Image copyright Google
Image caption PC Simon Reynolds is based at Llanelli Police Station

A Dyfed-Powys Police officer has had an assault conviction overturned on appeal.

PC Simon Reynolds, 38, was found guilty after a trial of assaulting a 27-year-old man outside a nightclub in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, in November, 2014.

He was handed an eight-week suspended sentence at Swansea Magistrates' Court in September.

However, on Friday, a judge quashed his conviction at Swansea Crown Court.

An inquiry into PC Reynolds' conduct was launched after a referral to police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

It related to the alleged assault of a man arrested outside Bar Luna in the town centre.

The IPCC confirmed PC Reynolds, who always denied any wrongdoing, was successful in his appeal.

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