A CARE worker at an Oswaldtwistle facility was assaulted by a resident who was disappointed when he wasn't given a train ticket so he could go and watch the football.

Blackburn magistrates heard Adewunme Kayode Fashina told his victim: "Don't mess with me, I'm the chosen one and I will break this place down."

Fashina, 18, of Commercial Street, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty to assaulting Chris Ward. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months.

Alex Mann, prosecuting, said the defendant had been asking for a rail ticket so he could go and watch the football and Mr Ward made some inquiries.

"He came back and told the defendant he might have to get his own ticket and he didn't react well." said Mrs Mann. "He grabbed Mr Ward by the clothing, shouting in his face."

Mr Ward managed to calm him down by saying he would take him to the football but Fashina then started fighting with someone else and the police were called."

Debora Morgan, defending, said her client had been in care since he was eight months old and had significant mental health issues. Two weeks before the incident he had been transferred from a unit in Bournemouth to Oswaldtwistle.

"That did not go down well and caused him a great deal of mental stress," said Miss Morgan. "Nothing has happened since this incident in January and plans are now in place to move him back to Bournemouth, his home town, and he is happy about that."