Father claimed customer had a gun

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A father-of-four caused a fracas at the Shenanigans Bar when he told police a customer there had a gun.

Richard Hague was drunk and abusive when he falsely claimed to police call operators that a man in the bar had a weapon.

Hague, 27, of Westmorland Avenue, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

He was fined £35 and ordered to pay £85 costs with £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Pamela Baldwin sitting at 
Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Hague called 
police operators and said his partner’s purse had been stolen on May 28.

He then made a second call stating he was in 
Shenanigans Bar where a man had a gun.

When officers arrived at the bar he told them he had lied about the gun to get them there.

He was then abusive and made threats to 

Hague said that he had been extremely drunk and not known what he was doing.

He added he only drank twice a week, but when he did he binged.

He said he had sent a 
letter of apology to the 
police offices and he 
intended going on a drink rehabilitation course.