A DRUNKEN man who had been moved on by police was arrested after causing a disturbance at a mosque shortly after.

Blackburn magistrates heard Farakh Khalid had entered the mosque without removing his shoes and had been ushered out by worshippers who were upset by his behaviour.

Khalid, 31, of Whalley Road, Accrington, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly. He was fined £40 and ordered to pay £30 victim surcharge.

Jonathan Taylor, defending, said his client was extremely apologetic for what had happened.

"He knows he has a problem with alcohol and needs to abstain from it," said Mr Taylor.

"On this night, because of the alcohol, he thought the mosque would be the best place for him to go and seek guidance.

"He went into the mosque without removing his shoes which upset people."