A MAN will appear in court charged with assault on a police officer and drunk and disorderly behaviour at a newly-opened nightclub.

David Shaun Flynn, from Deerhurst Way in Toothill, was arrested over an incident at Tiger Bills in the early hours of Sunday, September 30.

The 31-year-old was charged and bailed to appear at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on October 24.

The arrest was made in connection with an incident in which a police officer was allegedly assaulted.

The incident is the latest in a series of police call-outs to the club, which has been open for little more than a month.

Seven men were arrested following a disturbance that took place two weekends before.

That trouble began when the venue, in Hoopers Place, Old Town, reached capacity and door staff tried to stop anyone else going in. Clubbers who were upset that friends outside were not being allowed entry threw chairs and bottles and kicked emergency doors.

Everyone was asked to leave and the disorder continued outside the Newport Street club.

Police were called to the scene by security staff and the seven men, all from the Swindon area, were arrested for public order offences. One officer who was assisting in an arrest received a head injury, possibly caused by a weapon. The officer did not require medical treatment.

Wiltshire Police plans to review CCTV recordings from the area as part of their investigation. The suspects, whose ages range from 18 to 24, were interviewed at Gablecross Police Station and released on police bail.

Tiger Bills is operated by the same people behind the Baker Street bar in nearby Wood Street.

The nightspot has a selection of bars, a VIP mezzanine and a Miami-inspired roof terrace. It opened on August 24 with a VIP night.