Adam Ant admits affray

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The fallen 1980s pop idol Adam Ant, 47, admitted yesterday he threatened pub customers who taunted him over his cowboy clothes.

He appeared at the Old Bailey under his real name, Stuart Goddard, and pleaded guilty to a charge of affray. At a previous hearing, the court was told how he entered a north London pub on 12 January wearing a cowboy hat and combat jacket, and was mocked by customers who hummed the theme from the western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. He left and returned with a starting pistol intent on "pistol whipping" one of the drinkers. He also threw part of a car engine he found in the street through the pub window. Sentencing was deferred until 2 October pending psychiatric reports.