Reveller threatened landlord in fracas

Pictured is The St Helen's public house, on Chesterfield Road, Chesterfield.
Pictured is The St Helen's public house, on Chesterfield Road, Chesterfield.

A REVELLER who damaged a Chesterfield pub and threatened a landlord has been given a six month community order and 40 hours of unpaid work.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, April 9, how Scott Dudley had been found in the ladies’ toilets at St Helen’s pub, on Sheffield Road, talking to his upset sister when a row erupted with landlord Andrew Little who insisted he come out.

Becky Mahon, prosecuting, said: “Dudley remained inside and the landlord said I will count to five and if you don’t come out I will bar you.”

The court heard Dudley came out with an aggressive body language and swore at the landlord and threatened to attack him. Miss Mahon said Dudley’s friends took him outside but he grabbed a board and threw it at the pub door. Dudley also threw a glass which smashed near customers, according to Mr Little.

Dudley, 24, of Highfield Avenue, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour and causing criminal damage after the incident in March. Denny Lau, defending, said Dudley had been concerned for his sister and the court heard the defendant was remorseful. Magistrates sentenced Dudley to a six month community order with supervision, 40 hours’ unpaid work, an alcohol programme and excluded him from the pub for six months. He must pay £85 costs, a £60 victim surcharge and £300 compensation.