A NEW Year's Eve reveller who became abusive towards staff at a Hereford nightclub has been given a conditional discharge.

Kyle Steven Preece, 23, was arrested by police in the early hours of January 1 after being called by staff at Play Nightclub.

Shafquat Reaz, prosecuting, told Hereford Magistrates Court that when police arrived, they saw the staff holding Preece by his arms on Blue School Street.

"He had been spoken to and it was here he became abusive towards them," Mr Reaz added.

"Police offered for him to calm down and leave the area, but he used expletives towards officers and he was then arrested."

Representing himself, Preece, of Stanner, Kington, confirmed the facts laid out by Mr Reaz were correct but offered no mitigation.

After pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place, Preece was handed a 12-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £135 costs and £21 victim surcharge.