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Onchan man headbutted Bushy's bouncer during TT

Guilty plea to a count of ABH

A court's heard how a group of friends on a night out during TT ended up turning on door staff at one of the festival's most popular bars.

Forty-year-old Christopher Joseph Parker of Strenaby Farm in Abbeylands appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse.

He pleaded guilty to one count of assault causing actual bodily harm, while an allegation of disorderly behaviour on licensed premises was withdrawn.

Prosecution advocate James Robinson told the court Parker and two friends had been drinking at Bushy's TT Village at the Villa Marina on 5 June.

When the venue closed at around 11pm, a doorman asked them to leave and they turned belligerent, insisting they had the right to stay.

The hearing was told one of Parker's friends was ejected after he asked the doorman if he thought he was tough because he wore high-visibility clothing.

Parker then headbutted the bouncer and grappled with him, trying to drag him to the ground in a headlock before police officers intervened.

Mrs Hughes bailed Parker in the sum of £500 to appear in court again on 17 September.

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