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Douglas man fined after police used PAVA spray to restrain him

Damage sustained to council-owned property

A Douglas man has been fined £600 after admitting destroying a door in a drunken rage.

Jonathan James Elliot, of Anagh Coar Road, also damaged a wall in the council-owned property in the early hours of Monday morning (20 May).

He pleaded guilty to the offences during an appearance at Douglas Courthouse.

The court heard a neighbour called the police to raise concerns due to the presence of a baby in the property.

When officers arrived Elliot was said to be drunk and had superficial wounds on his chest; PAVA incapacitant spray had to be used to restrain him.

Ordering him to pay prosecution costs, and £500 in compensation to Douglas City Council, Deputy High Bailiff Rachael Braidwood described his behaviour as 'disgraceful'.

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