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Monday, 30 March 2015

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Drunk man tried to bite bouncer before racially abusing him

A drunk man tried to bite a bouncer before hurling racist abuse at him.

Robert Henry Rennie got aggressive with the doorman on duty at a Carlisle bar.

Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard his behaviour was such that he had to be restrained on the ground.

Rennie, 41, was arrested after trouble flared outside the Outrageous bar on English street in the city centre.

He was refused entry to the venue on January 30.

It was then that he turned aggressive, aiming kicks and punches at the doorman, the court was told.

None of those punches or kicks landed, prosecutor Diane Jackson said, but as he was led away from the bar’s doors he tried to bite the bouncer’s hand.

He was then taken to the ground, at which point he shouted a racist phrase.

Rennie, of Wood Avenue, Annan, pleaded guilty to a public order offence of causing racial harassment alarm or distress.

He told magistrates that he has gay friends and denied any suggestion that he was homophobic.

He admitted losing his temper and making comments because he hurt his forehead as he was restrained on the ground.

Rennie was fined £73, ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.


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