Aggressive customer arrested for abusing staff at The Chesters pub in Sunderland

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BAR staff called police after a punter became aggressive.

William Donnison, 63, began abusing staff at The Chesters in Chester Road, Sunderland, at about 7.10pm on December 4, before turning on officers who had been called.

Donnison, from Simpson Close, Boldon, was arrested and pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly when he appeared at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

Paul Doney, prosecuting, said Donnison was shouting: “How would you like it if they took your pint away?”

Donnison, who represented himself in court, told magistrates: “I have had a lot of problems for about two or three years.

“My mother died and I have just not been able to get a handle on things as I would normally, but I am making efforts to sort my life out. I have been to see someone about the alcohol. I go to see her, so I am doing my best.

“I have not had a drink since. I know where I went wrong, because I had been out all day and had things on my mind.”

Donnison was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 in court costs and victim surcharge.