A MAN has been sentenced for threatening a member of staff at a bar in Kendal.

Adrian Hall, of Entry Lane in Kendal, used threatening/abusive and insulting language towards a man working behind the bar at Smokies RETRO Bar on Stricklandgate on February 2 this year, a court heard.

Prosecutor Lee Dacre said the incident occurred after the victim asked the defendant to leave as he was barred from the premises.

However, the court heard Hall then barraged the complainant with abuse which caused him to feel like he was going to be assaulted.

In mitigation, Andrew Gallagher said his client had no recollection of what happened on the night in question due to his own intoxication.

Mr Gallagher said: “He tells me he previously got on relatively well with the complainant, but there was a dispute whilst he was working at the premises.

“He got upset when the complainant asked him to leave but said there was no way he would have carried out the threats.

"He accepts he was still on the property one hour later when the police were called. He was not waiting for him to leave.”

The court heard Hall had seven previous convictions for eight offences.

Magistrates ordered Hall to complete 60 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.

He was also required to pay £85 in court costs and a £114 surcharge.