A man who had to be carried out of the Outback pub has been fined £1,000 for disorderly behaviour on licensed premises.

Michael Andrew Hoctor pulled a barman’s beard and was said to have been aggressive with customers before being asked to leave.

Deputy High Bailiff James Brooks also banned Hoctor from buying or being sold alcohol for six months.

Prosecuting advocate Hazel Carroon told the court that Hoctor was at the Barrack Street bar on February 6 at 2am. The 33-year-old was described as being aggressive to customers and a barman, grabbing his beard.

Despite being asked to leave by security staff, Hoctor refused, and ended up being physically carried out as he held onto railings.

Police were on foot patrol outside and he was subsequently arrested.

After being taken to police headquarters he later said: ‘I’m sorry for the inconvenience.’

Defence advocate Paul Rodgers said: ‘Mr Hoctor is a very likeable person while in sobriety.

‘Regrettably, in drink, that manner is sometimes misinterpreted.

‘He did co-operate with police as soon as he was outside.

‘He simply didn’t understand why he was asked to leave but he was polite to the police.’

Mr Rodgers went on to say that Hoctor had established his own company and had been due to get married on February 22.

The advocate said that he had then had to tell his prospective wife of the court date and that he may not be able to attend his own wedding reception on licensed premises.

However, his court appearance had been adjourned until after the wedding.

Mr Rodgers asked the Deputy High Bailiff to spare his client a ban on entering licensed premises, saying that he visited businesses as part of his job.

The court heard that Hoctor, who lives at Glen Road, Ballaugh, has a previous conviction for the same offence just over three years ago.

He was said to be engaging with Motiv8, the charity that helps people with addictions.

Deputy High Bailiff Mr Brooks told Hoctor: ‘I accept you are a perfectly likeable chap, but it seems when in drink, that is not always the case.’

Hoctor was also ordered to pay £125 prosecution costs, which he will pay, along with the fine, at a rate of £100 per month.