News

Drunken thug gets a ban at 17 pubs in Longreach

A DISORDERLY conduct charge has not only added to Mark Cecil Flower's nine pages of criminal history, it's also had him banned from 17 licensed venues in Longreach.

The 34-year-old appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Friday and pleaded guilty to one charge of disorderly conduct on licensed premises.

Police prosecutor Manon Barwick said Flower entered the Lyceum Hotel on May 17 and punched a patron four times.

Defence lawyer Doug Winning said it was clear Flower had an alcohol problem, and argued it was at the lower end of criminal responsibility.

"Most of the offending is alcohol-related, and he's demonstrated a lack of ability to properly address his drinking problem," he said.

Magistrate Bronwyn Springer said at the time he was on probation, and he was clearly not willing to take advantage of that.

Flower received a $350 fine and has been banned from 17 licensed premises for one year.

Ms Springer also revoked his previous probation order and fined him an additional $400.

Topics:  assault, editors picks




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Vehicle rolls outside Cooee Bay fish and chip shop

Police have finalised an investigation into a reported assault on a young girl at Glass House Mountains.

19-year-old male not inured in single vehicle roll over

New financial year and new costs for consumers on July 1

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House Thinkstock image Photo Contributed

The winners and losers of new financial year changes

Latest deals and offers

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward