A MAN who was "living" at the Premier Inn in Burnley was arrested for being drunk and disorderly at the hotel.

Blackburn magistrates heard David John Froggat was taken to the station and cautioned by police.

But when he returned to the hotel his bags had been packed, his room cleaned and his property stacked up behind reception.

Froggatt, 54, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge. A charge of making a phone call to the police conveying a threatening message was withdrawn.

Alex Mann, prosecuting, said following his arrest and removal by the police staff had decided to evict Froggat from the hotel.

"He made repeated threats and comments towards the receptionist, the police and anyone who had anything to do with him being evicted," said Mrs Mann.

"The man who he directed most of his anger towards was William Woodbridge and he said he feared for his own safety and that of staff."

Janet Sime, defending, said her client had been homeless since last year but had some capital and had been living in hotels.

"He had been in the Premier for five or six weeks and his rent was paid up until Thursday," said Miss Sime.

"On the day of this incident he had planned to visit his mother in Manchester but there was a train strike so he decided to stay in his room, have a few drinks and watch football."

Miss Sime said Froggat was doing just that when paramedics and police were let into his room by staff.

"The emergency services had been called by the staff who were concerned about him," said Miss Sime.

"He was taken to the hospital and then to the police station where he was cautioned for being drunk and disorderly.

"When he got back to the hotel and found his property had been moved out he called the police to ask them to come and sort it out. He has to accept he made some threats about what might happen if they didn't."