A PUB-GOER has been fined £318 after he pushed over a man he claimed had been “taking the p**s” out of him.

Kyle Sion Davies, 22, from Wrexham, had been out for Christmas drinks at the Marlborough Arms in Chester on December 20 when the incident occurred.

Prosecuting at Chester Magistrates Court on Friday (January 10), Alan Currums said police had been called to reports of an assault at around 4.40pm.

Davies, who works on a farm, and a friend had been in the pub where another man had reportedly been making comments about him over a period of time.

At one point the defendant went outside and was followed by the man. He tried to tell the door staff what was going on but they were not interested, the court heard.

Davies and his friend later left the pub, but as he was walking away broke free from his pal and ran towards a group and pushed over his alleged tormentor.

In doing so his target stumbled into a young woman, who also fell to the ground.

The pub’s bouncers intervened and detained Davies until police officers arrived to arrest him.

“In the police car he said ‘that guy has been taking the p**s out of me since I’ve gone into the pub,” Mr Currums told the court.

In his police interview, he accepted what he had done but stressed there had been no provocation and he had not intended for the woman to be knocked down.

Steven Alis, defending, said his client had pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour at the first opportunity and accepted he had drunk more than he normally would.

He also said there had been provocation and Davies had tried to raise the issue with the door staff, with no success.

Besides the fine, the defendant, of Valley Way, Hermitage Park, was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.