A MAN who unsuccessfully tried to use a bank card he had found on the Tesco car park was arrested for fraud and handling stolen goods.

Blackburn magistrates heard the card had been stolen in a burglary several days earlier and had been cancelled by the time Liam David Timmons tried to use it to buy tobacco and scratchcards.

Timmons, 46, of Lion Street, Church, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and fraud. He was made subject to a community order for nine months with 10 days' rehabilitation activity requirement, fined £20 and ordered to pay £85 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said when Timmons tried to make purchases at the Tesco store in Accrington the card was declined.

Gareth Price, defending, said Timmons and a friend had found the card on the car park and had park and had tried to see if it would work as a contactless payment.