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Douglas man called 999 after being ejected from nightclub

Admitted making nuisance phone calls

A Douglas man’s been handed an alcohol ban after repeatedly calling 999 to complain he’d been ejected from a nightclub.

Twenty-two-year-old Brendan Gilardoni, of James Street, appeared at Douglas Courthouse.

He pleaded guilty to making annoying or nuisance phone calls and resisting police officers.

The court heard Gilardoni called 999 at around 3.30am on 18 April.

He told emergency services operators he’d been thrown out of 1886 Bar and Grill on Regent Street in Douglas.

Despite being told the line should only be used for emergencies the court heard he called a number of times and shouted abuse.

Police went to his home where he tried to barricade himself into a room before officers used incapacitant spray to arrest him.

He was given 12 months probation as well as a six-month ban on buying or being sold alcohol.

Gilardoni was also ordered to pay £125 towards prosecution costs.

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