AN ELLESMERE man who booted in a glass window after being told he was barred from a pub has been fined by a magistrates court.

Billy Davies, 20 and of Balmer Crescent in Westhampton, pleaded guilty on Tuesday at Telford Magistrates Court for smashing the window, worth £350, at the Ellesmere Hotel in High Street.

Prosecutor Hannah Baddeley told the court the defendant was in the pub garden on May 19 this year when he was asked by a member of staff if he wanted a drink.

He declined, but it transpired he was banned from the pub which led to him becoming angry and demanding to know why he was barred.

Ms Baddeley told magistrates that he then entered the premises and refused to leave, stating "you can call the police" before he leaving the pub and going into the street.

The court heard that the landlady of the pub was sat close to a window which then shattered over her, but did not cause her injury, and that Davies had ‘kicked the window in’.

Lead magistrate Nicola Hughes fined Davies, who was unrepresented and did not offer mitigation, £400, which was reduced to £266 for his early guilty plea.

He was ordered to pay £350 in compensation, a victim surcharge of £106 and £135 in costs. He will pay £857 overall.