A MILLIONAIRE’S son who was allowed to jet off to Barbados before facing justice for showing a fake gun to a barman has escaped jail.

Oliver George was given permission by a court to leave the country despite being convicted of possessing the imitation firearm at Sandbanks Yacht Club.

His sentencing had to be adjourned for two months while he went on the pre-booked, four-week trip to the Caribbean with his family.

Sporting a suntan, George, from Sandbanks, returned to Poole Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

In September, George had got so drunk at the yacht club that staff refused to serve him more prosecco.

The 26-year-old became angry and lifted his cardigan to reveal the handle of what turned out to be a toy gun tucked into his shorts.

George then said: “Don’t be a p**sy, give me a drink.”

George, the son of Brendan George, the owner of Wimborne market, was arrested at his family’s £2million home 140 yards from the yacht club.

David Finney, prosecuting, said: “The defendant lifted up his cardigan to reveal the top of a toy gun tucked in his waistband.

“While he didn’t brandish it, staff didn’t know if it was real or not and were scared.”

Terry Scanlan, mitigating, said George had a drinking problem – drinking three bottles of whisky a day at its worst – that he had been able to ‘control’ since returning from Barbados.

He said: “Mr George had bought the toy gun for his nephew from Amazon for £5.50 and it was clearly harmless.

“For some reason he picked it up when he saw it in his garden and put it under his waistband.

“He didn’t intend to do anything sinister but he admits it was a stupid, feckless thing to do. He acknowledges the staff would not have known it was not a real gun and would have been scared.

“Mr George has been dealing with significant mental health and alcohol problems.”

The court heard he had convictions for assault by beating in January 2019 and drink driving in 2014 and 2017.

George was given an 18 month community order with 200 hours unpaid work, and ordered to pay a £85 fine, a £90 victim’s surcharge and £400 compensation.

Sentencing, Chair David Senior said: “What you did was feckless. You put people in fear who thought you had a real weapon. You need to consider the seriousness of what you’ve done.”