LAST orders have been called on two men following an altercation in a beer garden.

Adam Derbyshire, 29, and Gary Peter Jones, 25, were banned from The Last Orders pub in Wrexham for six months after they each admitted a public order offence.

Derbyshire was fined £150 with £100 costs and Jones was fined £100 with £100 costs.

Wrexham magistrates were told Derbyshire, of Braeside, and Jones, of Tanycoed, both Wrexham, were arrested at the Abbot Street pub on September 16.

Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, said police were called to The Last Orders, formerly the Cross Foxes pub. Derbyshire was said to have been aggressively trying to get at another man but was being held back. He was also using foul and abusive language in front of other customers.

Interviewed, he said he was having a cigarette in the beer garden when he was punched in the mouth.

As he left the pub, he noticed he was bleeding, went around the side of the pub to get back into the beer garden, found the gate locked but climbed over a fence to get back in. When police arrived Jones broke free from another group, approached the officers and was abusive and aggressive towards them.

Arrested, Jones told them: “You wait until I tell my solicitor, Cath Jagger. You will be quivering.”

Miss Jagger told the court Jones wished to apologise for his behaviour.

She said Derbyshire’s case was a borderline public order offence.

He had seen a friend of his involved in a fight and was simply trying to help him.