A PROPERTY developer has been back in the dock after police were called to reports that a man was 'shoving staff' at a Sandbanks hotel.

As reported, Neil Grinnall, now 57, was fined in April last year after launching a foul-mouthed tirade at "petrified" airport staff who told him his hand luggage was too heavy.

Grinnall, then of Panorama Road, Sandbanks, was catching a flight from Bournemouth to Spain when he "lost his temper" at check-in staff.

He admitted using threatening or abusive words towards two women, and was handed a £2,500 fine and ordered to pay £200 compensation to each of his victims.

The court heard that Grinnall later told police he was "a rich man" and that he had "expected more courtesy".

Kingsleigh Viollet, prosecuting said: "In his interview with the police, Mr Grinnall basically said 'I am a rich man' and believed that by paying more for his seat he deserved more courtesy."

Grinnall, who now lives in a villa just outside Marbella in Spain, appeared back at Poole Magistrates' Court last week after an incident at the Haven Hotel in Banks Road, Sandbanks on September 18 last year.

The 57-year-old admitted two counts of assaulting a person by beating him.

A third count of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress was dropped by prosecutors.

Grinnall, was fined a total of £3,000 and ordered to pay £100 to his victims David Brivati and Joshua Sawyer in compensation, as well as an £150 surcharge and £85 costs.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "We received a report shortly before 8pm on September 18 2019 of a man being aggressive toward staff at the Haven Hotel in Poole.

"It was reported that the man pushed two members of staff and grabbed one of them by the clothing before they were able to calm him down.

"Officers attended and a 57-year-old man was spoken to and subsequently attended for a voluntary police interview.

"He was later issued with a postal requisition to appear at court for offences of assault and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress."