A MAN who racked up almost £450 in food and drink at Piccolino walked out without paying the bill.

Daniel Wagster, from Manchester, dined at the Stockton Heath restaurant in July 2016 with three other friends.

The group stayed at the Italian for six hours, ordering a lavish meal with four bottles of champagne and steaks.

Debbie Byrne, prosecuting at Warrington Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, said: "When the restaurant staff brought the bill over to the table, Wagster complained about the quality of two of the steaks and these were deducted from the total.

"He then told staff that the service was too slow and the group were going to carry on drinking in the outside area."

The court was told the group of friends stayed drinking for a few more hours.

Warrington Guardian:

Piccolino in Stockton Heath

Wagster then left after making no attempt to pay for the food and drink.

The 29-year-old made national headlines in April 2016 after being dubbed 'Britain's biggest player' claiming he slept with more than 2,500 women.

Wagster has 12 previous convictions for 16 offences including assault, burglary and harassment.

Zoe Earle, defending, said: "Wagster had been out celebrating a friend's birthday. Four of them went for food, two males and two females and more friends joined for drinks.

"After complaining about the steaks, Wagster said he would pay for the bill and continued drinking for several hours.

"He was left by his friends to pay for the bill. He has been made a scapegoat in this matter."

Chairman of the bench of magistrates, Alan Davies, sentenced Wagster to eight weeks in prison and ordered him to pay the £447.50 bill to Piccolino.

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