Man in court after headbutting landlord

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A MAN who headbutted a landlord after being thrown out of a pub has been told to get help for his drink problem.

Anthony Dodd was asked to leave The Royal Albert pub in Albert Road, Southsea, because he’d had too much to drink.

But the 36-year-old turned nasty and started shouting at staff.

When he became aggressive towards a female member of staff the landlord Yian Jones stepped in and tried to make him leave.

Dodd then headbutted Mr Jones before walking off.

The landlord was left with bruises to his eyes and his nose.

Unemployed Dodd, of Beach Road, Southsea, pleaded guilty to common assault following the incident on the afternoon of September 15.

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard he has previous convictions.

He was given a community order with nine months of supervision from the probation service and told to attend an alcohol intervention programme.

He will have to pay £80 in compensation to Mr Jones.