Pair fined after abusing Crawley High Street doorman

Court report
Court report

Two men have been fined after they abused a doorman at a Crawley town centre bar.

Miles Delaney, 24, of Oaklands, Horley and Jerry Connors, 26, of Cricklade Road, Swindon, appeared jointly charged at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (May 27).

They pleaded guilty to causing distress by intentional disorderly behaviour at Ja Ja Bar on Saturday April 25.

Melanie Wotton, prosecuting, said the pair argued with various people after being asked to leave the bar.

She said the doorman pushed Delaney back after he removed his shirt and became ‘extremely threatening’ to him.

It was heard Delaney removed the member of staff’s security badge and Connors said: “Us two versus all of you.”

Geoff White, defending, told JPs the pair believed staff discriminated against them for belonging to the travelling community.

He added they were working men with families.

Delaney and Connors were each fined £167 and ordered to pay £50 compensation to the victim, £85 prosecution costs, £20 victim surcharge and £150 criminal court charge.

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