A South Gloucestershire man avoided a serious fine or jail term despite verbally abusing another man at a Bristol nightclub.

The 20-year-old man from Hazelgrove in Winterbourne, avoided sentencing at Bristol Magistrates' Court.

Instead he was discharged conditionally for 18 months, meaning that this charge will be considered if he commits another crime within the aforementioned time period.

He pleaded guilty to abusing another man at Pryzm nightclub on August 3 last year.

He was ordered to pay £106 in compensation and charges.