A TEENAGER went on a wrecking rampage in his mum's house when she failed to give him money.

Blackburn magistrates heard Keiron Yates told his mum he would "smash her house up" and then went on to carry out the threat.

Yates, 18, of St Gabriel's Avenue, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to criminal damage. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Yates initially asked for £10 and his mum said yes but he would have to wait until his dad got home. He then went on to demand £30 and she said no.

"He told her to get him the money or he would damage the house and then kicked the tumble dryer and threw a kettle across the room," said Mrs Yates.

"He left the house when she phones the police but returned later and threw a wooden table at a fireplace."

Peter King, defending, said his client had never been in trouble before but as a result of the incident had spent three nights in the police cells.

"He has had time to reflect on his behaviour and also to write a letter to his mum in which he has expressed his remorse," said Mr King.