Dane Bowers Admits Butlins Club Threats
Former singer and reality TV star Dane Bowers has been given a conditional discharge after he shouted and swore at door staff at a Butlins holiday camp where he was performing.
Bowers was the headline act at a 1990s night at the resort in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, when he got into an altercation after his brother was refused re-entry to a nightclub.
The 34-year-old DJ, from Kingswood Way, Selsdon, Surrey, pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive behaviour which was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
During the altercation, Bowers, who once dated glamour model Katie Price, "shouted and swore" at the bouncers and called the duty manager a "k***", David Lewis-Hall, prosecuting at Chichester Magistrates' Court, said.
James Brotherton, representing Bowers, said that the DJ had attempted to negotiate with the door staff over his brother's refused re-entry but the situation had turned into an argument.
He said: "He was the headline act over the weekend, it is to my surprise that he was not offered any security for the weekend there, he was left to his own devices, he was not assisted in any way to help him deal with fans or anything else."
The case against his brother, electrician Wade Bowers, 31, of Kingswood Way, south Croydon, has been adjourned to a future date. He has previously pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of cocaine but not guilty to three counts of assault by beating.
A third man, builder Terry Kean, 35, of Limpsfield Road, south Croydon, previously pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and today pleaded guilty to the same offence admitted to by Bowers.
Bowers was given a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
The former Brit School student became famous in the late-1990s as a member of R&B band Another Level and after the group disbanded he sang a duet, Out Of Your Mind, with Victoria Beckham.
He went on to appear in Celebrity Big Brother in 2010.
Bowers is starring in the reality-documentary series The Big Reunion where he is part of a band called 5th Story with fellow solo singers Gareth Gates, Kenzie, Kavana and Adam Rickitt.
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