FORMER Celebrity Big Brother star Dane Bowers has been given a conditional discharge after he shouted and swore at door staff when his brother was refused re-entry to a nightclub at a Butlin’s holiday camp where he had been performing.
The former Another Level singer was performing at a 1990s night at the resort in Bognor Regis when the incident happened on April 20 last year.
The 34-year-old DJ pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive behaviour which was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
Bowers, who once dated model Katie Price, had previously faced two charges of assault by beating but one of these offences was replaced by the section 5 public order offence that he admitted and the other charge was dismissed.
The case against his brother, electrician Wade Bowers, 31, of Kingswood Way, South Croydon, has been adjourned to a future date. He has previously pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of cocaine but not guilty to three counts of assault by beating.
A third man, builder Terry Kean, 35, of Limpsfield Road, South Croydon, previously pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and pleaded guilty to the same offence admitted to by Bowers.
At Chichester Magistrates’ Court, Bowers was given a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Kean was also given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 court costs for the public order offence and was fined £50 for the drugs offence and ordered to pay another £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
David Symonds, chairman of the magistrates’ panel, said: ‘It is so fortunate this incident did not escalate any further and it was restricted to abuse.
‘The offence is still serious by the virtue of the fact it was directed at people who were discharging their legitimate duties and they are entitled not to be the target of such behaviour.’