Fine for man who admits disorder

An Alnwick man has been fined after pleading guilty to a public-order offence.

Daniel Swordy, 36, of Chapel Lands, admitted the charge at Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates Court last week.

It relates to an incident at Alnwick’s Working Men’s Club on Thursday, July 25, last year when an altercation occurred between Swordy and others.

The court heard that while he admitted the offence, Swordy had also sustained a deep cut to his arm during the incident, after he and others fell on a table.

Defending, Richard Scott said: “He regrets his behaviour was out of order, particularly as it resulted in a nasty injury for him.

“He has never had any convictions until today, but he has admitted his part in it.”

Swordy was fined £255, which was reduced because of his guilty plea and ordered to pay £85 costs and £26 victim surcharge.