CORONATION Street actor Ryan Thomas was given an £80 fine for urinating in public outside Club Ice in Westbury at the weekend.

The 24-year-old soap star, who plays Jason Grimshaw, was ordered to pay the fine after he was caught relieving himself against a bush by Warminster’s PC Andy Lee in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Local taxi driver Ben Gregory, of DJ’s Taxi firm in Warminster, witnessed the incident.

Mr Gregory said: “He was put in handcuffs and was in the back of the car for a good 15 minutes.

“He was released with a piece of paper and got into a DJ’s car.

“He slammed the door so hard I’m surprised he didn’t smash the window. He didn’t look happy at all.”

Francis Musty, who works for the firm, confirmed the incident and said: “He (Mr Gregory) just saw him have a Jimmy Riddle against a bush.”

The Rear-of-the-Year award-winner was giving a personal appearance in the club and signing autographs and talking to the crowds before the incident occurred.

Club owner Barrie White confirmed that Thomas had performed at Club Ice on Saturday night but said the incident had nothing to do with the club.

He said: “He is a perfect gentleman.”

Police have confirmed that a 24-year-old man was given a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly.

Thomas and his former Corrie co-star Tina O’Brien (Sarah Grimshaw) celebrated the birth of their first child a month ago.

Their daughter, Scarlett Jacqueline Thomas, was born at Manchester General Hospital on October 26.

Thomas has been nominated for various awards including Sexiest Male at the British Soap Awards 2008 and was also this year’s Rear-of-the-Year winner.

Thomas’ theatrical agent, Melody Thresh Management in Manchester, said that they were unaware of the incident and did not want to comment.