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Former landlord of a Flintshire pub has been jailed for rape

Gareth Lambert

The former landlord of a Flintshire pub has been jailed after he was found guilty of rape and sexual assault offences.

Following his trial at Caernarfon Crown Court, Gareth Lambert, of Moore Lane, Frodsham was today sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Lambert will serve an 18-year custodial term, with a further six years to be served on extended supervision.

The 31-year-old was found guilty of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

The offences occurred in January and February 2022, when Lambert ran the Crown and Liver public house in Ewloe.

Lambert was arrested following reports from two female victims, that he had committed sexual offences against them in a flat above the pub.

At the time these incidents occurred, his victims were aged 25 and 38 respectively.

Detective Sergeant Michael Starkey led the investigation for North Wales Police.

Reflecting on the sentencing, DS Starkey said: “I commend the courage and bravery shown by both women. Their resilience and strength throughout the process has been crucial in ensuring that Gareth Lambert has been brought to justice.

“North Wales Police are committed to pursuing the most violent and dangerous of offenders against women and girls. I would encourage anyone who is subject to such abuse to contact us. You will be believed, and your information treated in the utmost confidence.”