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Jail threat for thug who used pool cue in brawl

A THUG has been warned he faces jail after threatening nightclub bouncers with a broken pool cue and a glass.

John Seymour has entered guilty pleas to two counts of possessing an offensive weapon, two counts of criminal damage and two counts of using threatening or abusive behaviour relating to the incident outside the Pier Street Coffee House and Wine Bar in Lee-on-the-Solent on New Year’s Day.

The 26-year-old lost his temper after being asked to leave the bar at the end of the night.

When he refused, Fareham Magistrates Court heard how bouncers physically removed him on to the street.

In the struggle, unemployed Seymour, kicked the bar’s window, smashing it and causing £780 of damage.

As he stormed off, he kicked a Nissan Note car, belonging to the venue’s DJ, causing a further £200 of damage.

Angry at being ‘humiliated’, Seymour went back to his nearby home in Manor Way, and grabbed a pool cue.

He returned to the bar, waving the cue, smashing it on a lamppost and screaming foul abuse at the doormen, threatening to stab them and calling them ‘dead men’.

Again, Seymour left, but he had returned home once more, to grab an empty glass.

Seymour went back to the bar, screaming more threats, telling bouncers he would ‘glass’ them.

At some point he had removed his shirt.

Police officers arrived at the scene and arrested Seymour.

Adrian Dodd, defending, said: ‘He says he didn’t intend to stay long at the bar, but people he knew there kept buying him drinks.

‘Unfortunately it’s very close to his home which is why this went on as long as it did. What got to him, and it’s no excuse, but when he was manhandled by the bouncer, he slapped him around the face and he felt like he was humiliated in front of everyone.’

Chairman Edwin Daniels said: ‘This is an extremely serious offence and a weapon was present. We aren’t excluding custody or sentencing in the crown court.’

A full psychiatric report has been ordered on Seymour.

He is due back at court on February 27.

 
 
 

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