A DRUNKEN man who hurled abuse at police after being refused entry to a South Tyneside nightclub has been handed a conditional discharge by magistrates.
Christopher Hillock, 26, of Beach Road, South Shields, pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
He also appeared before the court for sentencing on a breach of an order made on January 18, barring him from making contact with an ex-partner.
The court heard that Hillock had been found lying on a footpath in Ocean Road, South Shields, with a hat covering his face, by police at 11.37pm on Friday, February 15.
John McGlone, prosecuting, said; “He was asked to remove the hat from his face by the police so they could check on his condition. He had been refused entry from the Glitterball nightclub for being too drunk.”
Hillock also tried to gain entry into another venue on Ocean Road, but was again refused entry.
He was asked to go home by police and was arrested when he became abusive and said “I’m going nowhere”.
The court heard that Hillock had also breached a court order made in relation to his ex-partner by sending abusive text messages to her, between February 6 and February 11.
Charles Carr, defending, said: “Early guilty pleas were made at the earliest opportunity for both offences. The context was these were texts, it was no immediate communication.”
Chairman of the magistrates, Elaine McCulloch, gave Hillock an 18-month conditional discharge for the breach of the court order and ordered him to pay a £15 victim surcharge.
There was no separate penalty for the drunk and disorderly offence.