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Fine for pub brawler

Douglas man admits disorderly behaviour

A man who got involved in a pub brawl and held another man in a headlock has been fined £600 by the Deputy High Bailiff.

Twenty nine year old Glen Cairney, of Farmhill Park, Douglas, pleaded guilty to an offence of disorderly behaviour on licensed premises.

The court heard the incident happened in the "Cat with no tail" pub at 9.40pm on 11th December. Cairney and another man had been drinking together when a fight broke out, in which the other man threw a bottle at him.

Defence advocate Jim Travers said it was an unprovoked attack and it was clear from CCTV the other man - who had been sentenced at an earlier court - had been the instigator of the offence.

Mrs Hughes gave Cairney credit for his guilty plea but said the incident could have been much more serious.

In addition to the fine, Cairney was ordered to pay £125 costs and banned from entering licensed premises or buying alcoholic drink for a period of one month.

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