A £31 fine has been given to a 54-year-old man who racially insulted a doorman outside a Worcester lap dancing club.

Alan Sulley, of Hillside Close in Worcester, pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated charge of threatening behaviour, following an incident in Lowesmoor in the early hours of Sunday, October 28.

Prosecutor Owen Beale told Worcester Magistrates Court that problems had arisen outside The Flag pub and the defendant, who has been standing nearby, shouted the insult to a doorman at the Black Cherry club.

When he was arrested soon afterwards, Sully told the police he'd been drinking and couldn't remember anything.

Mark Lister, for Sulley, told the court that his client was “mortified” by his behaviour. He said: “He has very little recollection of the incident due to the alcohol he had consumed. He has started to address his alcohol problem.”

Sulley was fined £31 with a £30 victim surcharge and costs of £100.