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Man fined £105 for drunk and disorderly in Solihull High Street

Matthew Layton was arrested in the early hours of October 4 after refusing to leave Luna nightclub

Solihull Magistrates Court
Solihull Magistrates Court

A DRUNKEN party goer, who refused to leave a Solihull nightclub, has been fined £105 for being drunk and disorderly.

Police had been on duty near Luna nightclub, on Solihull High Street, in the early hours of October 4 when they noticed Matthew Layton having an argument with the venue’s bouncers.

Finuala Sheridan, prosecuting, said that the 26-year-old had been attempting to get back into the club to collect his coat but he had no ticket.

“He was swearing loudly,” she added.

“He was advised to leave and come back the next day. He refused to leave and was eventually arrested for being drunk and disorderly.”

The court heard that Layton, of Elland Grove, Acocks Green, had a previous offence of being drunk and disorderly, and causing criminal damage, from last year.

The defendant, who appeared at Solihull Magistrates Court unrepresented last week, admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

“I want to apologise for my behaviour,” he said. “It was unacceptable.”

He was ordered to pay a £105 fine, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.



Cathrina Hulse
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