The Odd Truth, April 12, 2003

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Pub Rage

LONDON - A British businessman who attacked his own pub with a bulldozer has been sentenced to 200 hours community service.

Robert Tyrrell had pleaded guilty to demolishing part of the 16th century North Star Inn, about 60 miles northwest of London, on New Year's Day.

Prosecutors said Tyrrell, who owns the pub, attacked the building after staff refused to serve him a drink after hours.

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