REFUSING to leave the area after being ejected from Fever and Boutique nightclub in Newport, led to an appearance in front of Island magistrates on Tuesday (13).

Trainee plasterer Adam Luke Ross, 27, of Lamorbey Terrace, Lake, admitted failing to comply with a direction under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to disperse from Newport town centre on February 10.

Vivian Ducie, prosecuting, said Ross had been very much in drink when asked to leave the premises, and police outside gave him an order to leave the area.

Mr Ducie said: "One wonders at the logic of giving a dispersal notice to someone drunk, as they do not usually disperse. He was arrested a few moments later and spent seven hours in custody."

Barry Arnett, for Ross, said he had been concerned about his girlfriend, who was still inside the club.

Ross was given a six-month conditional discharge, £85 costs and ordered to pay a £20 surcharge.

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