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Douglas chef in court for disorderly behaviour

55-year-old said to threaten ex girlfriend's boyfriend

A Douglas chef who threatened his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend has appeared in court.

Fifty-five-year-old Darren Bardsley of Brighton Terrace appeared before Deputy High Bailiff Christopher Arrowsmith at Douglas courthouse.

He pleaded guilty to one charge of disorderly behaviour on licensed premises on 8 November.

Prosecution advocate Barry Swain told the hearing Bardsley was drinking in the Rosemount pub where his ex-girlfriend worked.

When her new boyfriend arrived, Bardsely turned aggressive, telling the man "she's mine" and "I'll kill you".

He was ejected from the pub and later arrested by police at 1886 nightclub on Regent Street in Douglas.

Defence advocate Michael Mudge told the court Bardsley hadn't planned to make good on his threat, saying it was simply the drink talking.

Bardsley was fined £900 and ordered to pay £125 towards prosecution costs.

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