Chef had 12 pints before smashing pub window, court hears

PUBLISHED: 16:38 17 September 2019 | UPDATED: 10:06 18 September 2019

Norwich Magistrates Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Norwich Magistrates Court. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk

A chef had drunk 12 pints before smashing a pub window, a court heard.

Peter Phelan, 36, of Ferry Road, Horning, had attended a house party in Acle on April 7 and at about 11.30pm, as he walked past The Kings Head pub, on The Street in the village, he threw a bottle through the window, Norwich Magistrates' Court heard yesterday.

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The court heard that multiple witnesses saw Phelan wearing a brightly-coloured shirt and were able to identify him.

Prosecutor Denise Holland said Phelan had drunk 12 pints that night, was known to The Kings Head staff and would often drink there.

Landlord Olivia Scott had sought a restraining order and compensation of £1,000 but these were rejected by magistrate Sara Cantor due 
to the time that had passed since the incident and lack 
of proof provided for the 
cost of the replacement window. Phelan pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage and was ordered to pay a £105 fine.

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