Police called as punk band wipe excrement on fan’s face

Dirty smear induces pub brawl in Newcastle

Mark Wardlaw, lead singer with Tyneside punk band Pills From America, wiped a fan’s face with his excrement during a gig last weekend (February 9), causing a fight and the police to be called.

During his band’s set at the Cumberland Arms pub in Newcastle, Wardlaw placed his hand inside his underwear then proceeded to wipe a fan’s face with excrement he had removed from his undergarments.

The fan responded by punching Wardlaw, sparking a brawl in the pub. Police were called and Mark Pennington, another member of the band, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Wardlaw defended his actions, telling the Metro: “We’re a punk band. Everything we do is improvised. We’ve done sex acts on stage and I’ve eaten lightbulbs.”

A spokesperson for The Cumberland Arms said staff at the establishment were “disgusted”.

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