Why Brian gave up the ghost in bar

Brian Moore, aka The Spectre.

Brian Moore, aka The Spectre.

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A COLOURFUL Sunderland character who is a regular on the city nightlife circuit was removed from a pub after a complaint from a drinker.

Brian Moore, dubbed The Spectre, is well known around the pubs and clubs for his Victorian outfits and his age – Brian still enjoys clubbing at 72.

But the pensioner was left puzzled after he was denied entry into Revolution, on Green Terrace, a bar where he had become a regular visitor.

Brian, an artist from Millfield, said: “A couple of weeks ago I was told I was not allowed into Revolution.

“If I was effing and blinding drunk I could have understood it.

“I have seen everything in the town, but I wasn’t doing anything like that.

Brian said: “This man came over and said I’d been frightening some girls, but I knew them. How can you frighten someone you know?”

Brian often visits nightspots including Ttonic, Brogans and 7even dressed in his top hat and tails.

But staff at the bar today said Brian was welcome to return to the establishment to discuss the matter.

Revolution area manager Andy Dyson said: “I can confirm we did receive a complaint from a female member of the public regarding Brian and he was asked to leave the premises that evening.

“However, he is not barred from the premises and should he wish to discuss the matter, he can contact me or the general manager, Steve Cattin.”

Brian normally receives a friendly reception wherever he goes in town and his unusual outfits have won him some loyal fans.

Brian said: “I’ve had people coming up and getting their photo taken with me and people cheering when I come into the pubs. Nothing like this has ever happened before.”

The Spectre even has 114 members on a Facebook page dedicated to him.

Mr Dyson added: “Our general manager, Steve, has investigated the matter with his door team and I’m confident that the action we took that night is in line with our Safety, Security and Licensing Policy and that it was consistent with how we would treat any member of the public in the same situation.”

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