Ipswich: Drinker smashed window at The Rep after staff said he was intoxicated to be served

The Rep in Tower Street, Ipswich

The Rep in Tower Street, Ipswich - Credit: � Keith Mindham Photography

A man who went on a Christmas drinking session with friends in Ipswich smashed a pub window after being told he would no longer be served, a court has heard.

Antony Waller was handed a fine and ordered to pay compensation after pleading guilty to

causing criminal damage at

The Rep pub, in Tower Street, when he appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Rosalind Cappleman, prosecuting, told the court the 27-year-old, of Kingston Road, had gone

into the town centre with friends on December 23 to celebrate Christmas.

She said: “They had

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been drinking and they

then attended The Rep public house where they continued to drink.

“Staff became aware of his intoxicated state and said they were going to stop selling him alcohol.

“He then got in an argument with a friend of his and was ejected from the pub.

“Later a bang and smashing of glass was heard.”

The court was told that police were then called to the scene and Waller was found a short while later outside the Robert Ransome pub. He had cuts to his right hand and forearm.

Addressing magistrates before he was sentenced, Waller said: “I know it is my fault and I am sorry for it.”

Waller was given a £150 fine and was also ordered to pay £100 compensation for the damage he caused.

He was also ordered to pay £80 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.