A Kiwi tourist in the United Kingdom has narrowly escaped jail after assaulting five pub workers because they wouldn't let him use the toilet.
On Thursday (Local Time) at the Ned Ludd bar in Nottingham, England, New Zealander Paul Brownie assaulted five people, including punching a barmaid and throwing a chair across the room, reports Nottinghamshire Live.
A Nottingham court was told the pub was closed when Mr Brownie wanted to use the toilet after consuming gin and tonic and pints of lager at other bars.
Staff declined Mr Brownie's request, but he became "increasingly aggressive", assaulting the workers before leaving and being arrested by police.
In court, Mr Brownie pleaded guilty to the assaults and admitted to having a knife, which he said was for camping.
The court also heard Mr Brownie had been in the country to visit a dying relative.
Presiding magistrate Jane Forman Hardy said the knife had been alarming due to a high level of knife crime in the city.
"We don't go along with your explanation for why you were carrying a knife of that size in the city at night. That is not the sort of camping knife you forget is in your pocket," she said.
Mr Brownie received a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, as well as being ordered to pay over NZD$1000 to the victims and in costs.