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Office outing gone awry results in fine

Drunk labelled cops 'pigs' and threatened officer

The Deputy High Bailiff has told a man 'it's never a good idea to argue with security officers', after he admitted being drunk and disorderly.

Joshua James Gardner, of Central Promenade, Douglas, appeared for sentencing on Tuesday (3 Jan).

The court heard of a 'works' night out gone wrong', which resulted in the 26-year-old being ejected from the Courthouse nightclub on 17 December after drunken 'horseplay' with a friend.

Once outside, Gardner was abusive to door staff, catching the attention of nearby police officers - whom he proceeded to label 'pigs' before being arrested.

He continued his tirade at police headquarters, at one point saying to a female officer: 'I'd like to punch you in the face'.

Taking into account that Gardner didn't act on his threats, Jayne Hughes fined him £250 plus £125 in costs.

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