Reveller fined over drunken behaviour

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A DRUNKEN reveller who swore at police and lunged at door staff at a South Tyneside nightclub has been hit with a court fine.

Police were called to Dusk nightclub, on Coston Drive, South Shields, after reports of a man refusing to leave the area.

When they arrived at 2.55am on Sunday, June 22, they found Tony Elliott being aggressive towards staff at the club.

He swore at the police at the top of his voice and was identified as being drunk.

The 23-year-old admitted a charge of being drunk and disorderly in a public place at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Glenda Beck, prosecuting, said: “He lunged towards door staff and was taken to the ground and arrested for being drunk and disorderly.”

Elliot, who represented himself in court, said he had been the victim of an attack by the door staff before police arrived.

He said: “I had three of the staff sat on my head and have the scars all over my body.

“I don’t normally go out. I was just out for my brother’s birthday party.

“There was a bouncer who didn’t like me in the club and he took me outside.”

Elliott, of Froude Avenue, South Shields, was fined £70 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.

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