ADAM ANT has been placed under a 12-month community rehabilitation order following an incident in which he threatened drinkers with an imitation pistol.
He has also been ordered to pay £500 compensation.
The charge related to an incident at a pub in London’s Kentish Town on January 12 when the singer pulled an imitation revolver on some revellers who had made fun of his appearance. He threatened to shoot them if they didn’t move back.
The fallen star appeared at the Old Bailey for sentencing today (October 2) under his real name Stuart Goddard. He admitted affray during an earlier hearing. A handful of fans watched the hearing from the public gallery.
Old Bailey Judge Jeremy Roberts made the Community Rehabilitation Order after saying he accepted the singer had suffered a “temporary episode” of mental illness.
The 48-year-old from Primrose Hill, north London, kept his eyes closed through most of the hearing. A handful of fans watched from the public gallery as he was sentenced.
At an earlier hearing, the court was told how customers in the Prince Of Wales pub started humming the theme from western ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’, when he walked in wearing a combat jacket and matching flat cap.
Goddard left and returned with a starting pistol, an heirloom he had inherited from his father.
it also heard how Goddard threw a car alternator he found lying on the street through the pub window. It struck musician Pavlos Contostavlos on the back of the head
No one was hurt but Judge Jeremy Roberts said at an earlier hearing that doctors believed Goddard had been in a “hyper-manic” state.
Following his arrest, the singer had been sectioned and placed in psychiatric care in the Royal Free Hospital in north London.
He spoke today only to acknowledge his name and to answer “guilty” to the charge he faced.
The judge delayed sentenced for psychiatric reports would be helpful in deciding sentence and bailed Goddard to return on October 2.