Magistrates fine man for pub damage

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A Buxton man began throwing chairs and tables around in a pub after being refused service, a court heard.

Christopher William Brindley was in the Queen’s Head pub in Buxton on September 14 watching a Manchester United match, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard.

Staff refused to serve him because he was already drunk and Brindley was initially accepting and calm of the situation, before later becoming angry and upset, prosecutor John Cooper said.

Landlord Ian Howarth was stood behind the bar when Brindley threw three bar towels at him. Brindley then turned round and began throwing tables and chairs around, before a friend restrained him.

A radiator and picture frame were damaged in the incident, Mr Cooper said.

The 26-year-old, of Terrace Road, admitted criminal damage.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “He accepts the facts. He is disgusted by his own behaviour.

“Clearly his behaviour was affected by the amount of alcohol he had.”

Brindley was fined £350, ordered to pay £35 costs, a £35 surcharge and £378.50 compensation to Mr Howarth.