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Dane Bowers admits Butlins threats

Dane Bowers at the court in May last year Photo: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Former Celebrity Big Brother star Dane Bowers has been given a conditional discharge after he shouted and swore at door staff when his brother was refused re-entry to a nightclub at a Butlins holiday camp in Bognor Regis where he had been performing.

The former Another Level singer was the headline act at a 1990s night at the Butlins resort in West Sussex when the incident happened on April 20th last year. 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.

Bowers, who once dated model Katie Price, had previously faced two charges of assault by beating but one of these offences was replaced by the section 5 public order offence that he admitted and the other charge was dismissed.

The case against his brother, electrician Wade Bowers, 31, of Kingswood Way, South Croydon, has been adjourned to a future date.

At Chichester Magistrates' Court Bowers was given a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

It is so fortunate this incident did not escalate any further and it was restricted to abuse. The offence is still serious by the virtue of the fact it was directed at people who were discharging their legitimate duties and they are entitled not to be the target of such behaviour.

– David Symonds, chairman of the magistrates' panel