A 16-YEAR-OLD boy became embroiled in violent disorder stemming from a family feud after his mother suffered a wound to her head.

Blackburn magistrates were shown mobile phone footage which showed the boy advancing towards other people gesturing at them to "come on."

The court was told a number of adults had already been sent to the Crown Court to stand trial of charges of violent disorder and possessing offensive weapons following the incident in Whalley New Road in June.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour.

He was made subject to a referral order for four months and his father was ordered to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.

Zubair Afzal, defending, said there were two families involved in the dispute which had been going on since 2016. He said his client was on his way to the barbers when he received a call to say his mother had been attacked and was bleeding from her head.

"He says he reacted in the way he did after seeing the injury his mother had suffered," said Mr Afzal. "Following the footage you have seen he was struck over the head with a baseball bat which has left him with a permanent scar. The footage shows my client wasn't carrying a weapon but the members of the other family were."