Darwin Hadley (Image: Nottinghamshire Police)

A Nottingham thug who sneaked through a back entrance of a city bar and later pulled out a knife on door staff, has been jailed.

Darwin Hadley, aged 21 of was refused entry to Lloyds No 1 Bar after repeatedly leaving and re-entering the venue on 11th January.

Hadley then slipped in through the back entrance on Carlton Street.

He was then spotted by bouncers who threw him out.

The court heard Hadley then brandished the blade at the door staff on two occasions before being tackled to the ground.

Hadley pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court on 3rd February to possession of a bladed article and failure to appear.

The court sentenced Hadley to 17 months in prison.

PC Leah Parker-Burman from Nottinghamshire Police, who dealt with the incident, said: “Everyone deserves to be able to do their jobs without fear of violence. I hope the outcome in this case acts as a deterrent to others who would treat door staff in this unacceptable way.

“Nottinghamshire Police is committed to tackling knife crime and we will continue our efforts, both through education and by responding quickly to incidents such as this one.”