Customer at Southampton pub jailed for pulling kitchen knife on staff

Daily Echo: Customer at Southampton pub jailed for pulling kitchen knife on staff at The Bittern pub, pictured Customer at Southampton pub jailed for pulling kitchen knife on staff at The Bittern pub, pictured

A CUSTOMER repeatedly ejected from a Southampton pub suddenly produced a kitchen knife and told a former doorman who had been aiding the bar manager: “Do you want some of this?”

Southampton Crown Court heard Nigel Plows and Adrian Rose knew each other and there had been no difficulty between them until the drama at The Bittern pub in the city, where the manager had ordered Plows to leave after he had apparently smashed a couple of glasses.

He returned four or five times and each time was ejected.

Prosecutor Dawn Hyland said Plows went away for 10 minutes and on his return Mr Rose told him: “Nigel, what are you doing? It’s time to go.”

But Plows suddenly produced the knife and advanced towards the doorman.

Mr Rose, fearing he was going to be stabbed, fended the blade away and punched Plows in the eye.

Plows fell to the ground, where after a struggle he released his grip on the knife and it was handed over to the manager.

Plows told police he had no recollection of what happened but said it was out of character and that he was “gutted” because he had been keeping out of trouble.

Plows, 39, of Mountain Ash Close, Southampton, admitted threatening words or behaviour and possessing a bladed article.

Jailing him for 12 months with a £100 surcharge order Recorder Andrew Langdon QC told him: “Such incidents can result in very serious or fatal injuries, which you acknowledge.

“You have a seriously ill mother and you want to be at liberty for that but I cannot overlook the seriousness of what you have done.”

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2:23pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Outside of the Box says...

Hopefully the doss house will be closed by the time he gets out.

Horrible eSTABlishment
Hopefully the doss house will be closed by the time he gets out. Horrible eSTABlishment Outside of the Box
  • Score: 12

2:30pm Tue 18 Mar 14

massimoosti says...

Is this the family pub at the heart of the community where there are no drug dealers, users or violence ? No wonder they want it saved.
Is this the family pub at the heart of the community where there are no drug dealers, users or violence ? No wonder they want it saved. massimoosti
  • Score: 17

3:55pm Tue 18 Mar 14

townieboy says...

Thought this place was a great place to drink etc. sounds like it. Sooner the make it a McDonalds the better.
Thought this place was a great place to drink etc. sounds like it. Sooner the make it a McDonalds the better. townieboy
  • Score: 15

4:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

itsnotjustice says...

what stupid comments..

this idiot was kicked out of the pub numerous times, so he wasnt one of their close regulars.....

i bet every single pub in southampton will have someone with a knife or drugs or something else illegal at any point of the day...

slagging the pub off is just pathetic.
what stupid comments.. this idiot was kicked out of the pub numerous times, so he wasnt one of their close regulars..... i bet every single pub in southampton will have someone with a knife or drugs or something else illegal at any point of the day... slagging the pub off is just pathetic. itsnotjustice
  • Score: -9

4:29pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Mugsey2 says...

It's all a bit double standards in sentencing if you compare it to the cabbys brawl for me
It's all a bit double standards in sentencing if you compare it to the cabbys brawl for me Mugsey2
  • Score: 0

7:33am Wed 19 Mar 14

Thetruthteller2 says...

itsnotjustice wrote:
what stupid comments.. this idiot was kicked out of the pub numerous times, so he wasnt one of their close regulars..... i bet every single pub in southampton will have someone with a knife or drugs or something else illegal at any point of the day... slagging the pub off is just pathetic.
Sorry itsnotjustice but your wrong!

Nigel has been a local, a close regular for at least 5 years, Up there most days, dating locals even fathering a kiddy !

As for double standards, this is a man with a long history of violence, face covered in scars, I'm guessing this had a lot to do with sentencing!

The pub is falling apart, contrary to some beliefs it's riddled with drugs, the pool bar is your pot bar & the window fitters are your coke useres, everyone knows it, everyone up there accepts it, at least 1 prominent member of "save the bittern" deals it!

The pub is dead, move on!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]itsnotjustice[/bold] wrote: what stupid comments.. this idiot was kicked out of the pub numerous times, so he wasnt one of their close regulars..... i bet every single pub in southampton will have someone with a knife or drugs or something else illegal at any point of the day... slagging the pub off is just pathetic.[/p][/quote]Sorry itsnotjustice but your wrong! Nigel has been a local, a close regular for at least 5 years, Up there most days, dating locals even fathering a kiddy ! As for double standards, this is a man with a long history of violence, face covered in scars, I'm guessing this had a lot to do with sentencing! The pub is falling apart, contrary to some beliefs it's riddled with drugs, the pool bar is your pot bar & the window fitters are your coke useres, everyone knows it, everyone up there accepts it, at least 1 prominent member of "save the bittern" deals it! The pub is dead, move on!!!!! Thetruthteller2
  • Score: 6

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