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Ipswich doorman dust-up costs Wickham Market man more than £500

11 June, 2017 - 10:00
South east Suffolk magistrates' Court in Ipswich. File picture: GREGG BROWN

South east Suffolk magistrates' Court in Ipswich. File picture: GREGG BROWN

A dust-up with a pub doorman has cost a 35-year-old man more than a week's wages.

Mark Elliott, of Broad Road, Wickham Market, admitted threatening behaviour at The Rep in Ipswich when he appeared before the town’s magistrates.

The offence occurred on May 20.

Prosecutor Tess Mann said the 35-year-old got involved after a doorman was dealing with an aggressive and difficult customer.

Several members of staff became embroiled and Elliott intervened by putting one of the doorman in a headlock and pushing him towards the floor.

Elliott was moved towards the front doors where a brawl ensued. Police were alerted and when they arrived Elliott was arrested.

Elliott, representing himself, told the court: “I can’t remember a lot really.” He said he had not drunk for two years before the incident and had consumed six or seven pints.

Elliott, who earns £400 a week, was fined £400 and ordered to pay £85 costs, as well as £40 to the victims’ fund.

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