A MAN threatened a pub landlord with reprisals after he was refused service, Chester Magistrates Court heard.

James McCleod, 28, made the threats to the landlord of the Stanley Arms, on Brook Street, Chester on January 28.

Prosecuting, Kerry Pepperell told the court on Monday, February 11 McCleod was refused service due to his alleged already high level of intoxication. He responded by shouting: "You don't know who I am, you have no idea what's going to to happen to this pub."

He then left the premises before later returning and kicking the pub's front door while shouting: "I'll f****** get you, you don't know the people I know."

Upon his arrest, McCleod, of Hillside Road, Chester, was also found to be in possession of a quantity of cannabis.

He has 16 past convictions for 40 offences, including one for wounding in 2009 for which he served a six year prison sentence.

McCleod, representing himself, said: "I had attended a funeral of a friend and had been to a few pubs after it. I was a bit drunk and just asked for a drink and the next thing the police are outside and I was arrested."

Pending a pre-sentence report from the probation service, the case has been adjourned until March 4.

McCleod has in the meantime been granted unconditional bail.