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A drunk man got a lesson in manners as he was left with a £195 court bill after shouting "ugly" and "rhino" at women on a city street.
Thomas Strichen's abuse led to him getting involved in a scuffle with a man who had been with the group of females, city magistrates heard.
Presiding JP Kevin Beardsall asked him: "Not a nice incident for the ladies involved, is it?"
An £80 fine, £85 prosecution costs and a £30 government tax were ordered from Strichen, 23, of Stacey Avenue, Nottingham. He admitted threatening behaviour at 1am on Lower Parliament Street on October 26.
Emma Heath-Tilford, prosecuting, said police were alerted by a man in a taxi office who said there had been an assault outside.
"The defendant was walking along the road when he saw a group of females. He used words like 'you are ugly' and 'rhino.' In general, it was insulting," she told the court.
A man was with the party and took off his jacket before getting involved in a scuffle with Strichen, who ended up with a swollen lip and bruised knuckles, added Miss Heath-Tilford.
Strichen told police that he had been celebrating a friend's birthday "and drank far too much." He recalled getting involved in a scuffle but little more.
In court, he said: "I can't say anything. I was drunk."