A FIGHT broke out outside a strip club after a group of pals were told they’d missed last entry into the venue.

Club regular Gezim Dhallu and five other friends were out in Southend when they tried to get into the Entice Gentlemen’s Club, in Southchurch Road, at about 3.30am.

However, the club does not let people in after 3am as it shuts at 4am, so the bouncer at the door refused to let Dhallu’s party inside.

This angered the 41-year-old, of St George’s Park Avenue, Westcliff, and he took out a coin from his pocket and threw it at one of the bouncers.

A fracas ensued outside the adult entertainment venue between his group and the two bouncers, with other members of his party picking up the poles from the rope railings at the entrance and striking the bouncers.

The fight escalated and one of the doormen was dragged into the street by the men.

After another member of staff came to his aid, the bouncer managed to get to his feet and retreat inside..

Dhallu and his friends then left the scene, but the incident was picked up by CCTV, and he was arrested following the fight on July 6 last year.

Dhallu later went on to admit affray and appeared at Basildon Crown Court yesterday for sentencing.

Mitigating, Andy Hill said Dhallu was a regular customer of the club and was left “mortified” by his actions.

He said: “It became apparent that he wasn’t going to get entrance and he took issue at that.

“It’s an aggressive individual behaving in an aggressive way.

“He is remorseful of his behaviour.”

Mr Hill added Dhallu had gone back to the club and apologised since the incident and had tried to stop his friends from further violence against the bouncer during the fight.

Recorder John Caudle gave Dhallu eight months in prison suspended for two years.

He said: “It may be if you hadn’t become aggressive it might not have happened. You did not use other weapons yourself but others in your group did.”