A DRUNK Carlisle stag party reveller was arrested after misbehaving with police after being ejected from a city nightclub.

Colin Bell, 47, got himself into trouble on Botchergate late on Saturday, May 7.

Details of his brush with the law were outlined at Carlisle magistrates’ court by prosecutor George Shelley.

Giving the facts of Bell’s criminal conduct, Mr Shelley said police had responded after learning that Bell had been ejected from a nightclub on the street.

“Police escorted him away,” said Mr Shelley. “The man has walked straight back towards the nightclub. An officer has gone to stop him.”

A PC pushed Bell back as attempts were made to diffuse the situation. “The defendant got in the officer’s face aggressively. He was warned not to do that,” said Mr Shelley. “The male has proceeded to get back in his face. He has had to be pushed back again.”

This then happened a third time, prompting others to act. “Door staff have had to assist. He was taken to then ground and arrested for being drunk and disorderly,” said the prosecutor. “He had numerous chances to leave. He is described as as being heavily intoxicated.”

Bell admitted a charge of being drunk and disorderly but his attendance at the magistrates’ court hearing was excused.

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He was said to have six convictions for nine offences which, said Andrew Gurney, defending, were for drink-related and driving crimes.

“Regrettably he has a long-standing issue with alcohol,” said Mr Gurney. “He said he was at a stag weekend with friends in Carlisle. He had been drinking heavily that day.

“He can’t remember much about what occurred. He is deeply remorseful about it.”

Bell, of no fixed address, had worked as an electrician, the court was told.

He was handed an £80 fine by the magistrates. He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 mandatory surcharge.

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