Drunk threw punch at doorman in Sunderland city centre pub

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A DRINKER threw a punch at a doorman who chased him out of a city centre bar and into the road.

Liam Sharkey, 28, got in an argument in Bar 7, in Derwent Street, on April 18, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Prosecutor Paul Anderston said: “The defendant certainly wasn’t very happy at being put out of the bar. He threw a punch, there is no evidence it connects.”

Sharkey, of Palmerston Road, Pennywell, admitted threatening behaviour.

Joanne Gatens, defending, said: “It was essentially a storm in a teacup. He’s thrown out of the pub and they are shouting at each other. The doorman follows Mr Sharkey into the middle of the road. He goes to swing a punch but the punch doesn’t connect.”

Sharkey will be sentenced on April 29.