A MAN who was pinned to the floor by bouncers at a Bowness bar has admitted being drunk in public.

Peter Harold Southworth, of Heritage Way in Wigan, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place when he appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The 49-year-old had been on a night out in the Lake District on June 9.

Prosecutor Pam Ward told magistrates: "PC Tyson was on single crew duty and was called to attend Bodega Bar in Bowness at 11.35pm following a call reporting that a male had been detained by door staff.

"He had been making threats to door staff.

"When she arrived Mr Southworth was on the floor on his front with his arms behind his back.

"She cuffed the defendant who appeared to be highly intoxicated and was speaking aggressively."

Representing himself, Southworth said he had been going through a 'difficult divorce' at the time of the offence and claimed he had only had two pints.

Explaining his behaviour at the bar he added: "I was in a lot of pain because of the way they were pinning me down with my arms behind my back and I was angry."

The court heard Southworth had one previous conviction for the offence of being drunk and disorderly in a public place in July.

Southworth was fined £307 for the offence.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.