Friday 23 February 2018

Drunk wedding guest bit hotel doorman, verbally abused guests and shouted obscenities

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George Jackson

A wedding guest who bit a doorman on the hand when an argument broke out at a family wedding last year, was given a four month jail sentence, suspended for two years, at the Magistrate's Court in Derry.

Michael McGlinchey (30) from Richmond Crescent, pleaded guilty to biting the doorman who was trying to restrain him, when an argument broke out at the wedding reception in Pitcher's Bar at Alder Road last November 16.

A solicitor for the Public Prosecution Service told District Judge Barney McElholm that the doorman moved in to remove McGlinchey from the premises because of his disruptive behaviour at the reception.

McGlinchey, who was drunk at the time, verbally abused several guests and shouted obscenities at them.

A defence solicitor said McGlinchey was embarrassed by his behaviour at the reception and said it was fortunate that the doorman's injuries were of a minor nature.

As well as imposing the suspended jail sentence on McGlinchey Mr. McElholm ordered him to pay compensation of £200 to the doorman.

"Rather strangely of all the weddings I have ever attended there has never been an argument nor a fight. I am obviously attending the wrong weddings", the District Judge said.

Belfast Telegraph

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