A MAN has been fined after urinating over the first tee and trolleys at a golf club.

Gary Ellis, of Warkworth Court in Ellesmere Port, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

The 38-year-old admitted that on February 12, he used threatening or abusive words or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

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Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that at around 4pm on the day of the offence, the defendant was at Wrexham Golf Club.

He was caught on CCTV urinating on golf trolleys and the first tee, outside the pro shop, in sight of staff and a junior member of the club.

Lorraine McClure, defending, said: "Mr Ellis is extremely embarrassed by his behaviour.

"I have watched the CCTV and I am not sure it was over the golf trolleys - but he appreciates he urinated against a post and it would have upset some people."

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Ms McClure said there had been an attempt to deal with the offence by way of a community resolution - and while her client is adamant he had signed and sent the paperwork, it was not received by police, which is why he found himself in the dock.

The court ordered Ellis to pay a fine of £333, as well as a victim surcharge of £133 and costs of £85.

"I am sorry," Ellis told the court as he left the dock.