Machete man smashed pub’s windows after getting kicked out

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A customer went on a £500 pub window smashing spree after he was thrown out of a bar.

Gavin Davidson, 27, was escorted out of the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Houghton for causing problems on July 24.

Newcastle Crown Court heard, within 20 minutes of him being removed, the windows of the pub started to shatter.

Prosecutor Jolyon Perks told the court: “He used a machete with a 12-inch blade to cause £500 worth of damage to the public house.

“The barman working in the premises at the time realised that the windows of the pub were being broken by the same male who had been escorted out 20 minutes earlier.

“The police were immediately called.”

The court heard when officers arrived at the scene Davidson was “agitated and aggressive” and had to be restrained by handcuffs.

He said when questioned: “The only thing I can think is I have been spiked.”

Davidson, of Hunter Street, Shiney Row, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage and having an offensive weapon.

Judge Robin Mairs adjourned the case until Thursday and remanded Davidson, who had been free on bail, into custody in the meantime.

The judge told him: “I don’t know what I’m going to do with you. All options are still open.

“I want some time to think about this.”