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Colby man fined after birthday celebrations became disorderly

24-year-old told police: "People die because of you"

Birthday celebrations for a Colby man have landed him with a £260 fine after he became drunk and disorderly.

Joseph James Michael Bibby, of Ballakillowey Road, was heard threatening to kill people outside Douglas nightclub 1886 in the early hours of 28 October.

When police arrived they saw the 24-year-old shouting at door staff and being aggressive – he ran off towards Loch Promenade before jumping over a wall into the Sunken Gardens.

Bibby was heard swearing at officers and telling them: “People die because of you.”

At Douglas Courthouse Bibby admitted being drunk and disorderly; his advocate told the court: “It was out of character for him to behave in such a manner. He is sorry for what has happened.”

Fining Bibby, and ordering him to pay prosecution costs of £125, Deputy High Bailiff Rachael Braidwood told him: “This was completely unacceptable behaviour in a public street.”

A three-month licensing ban was also imposed.


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