A MAN reversed into an unmarked police car after being hemmed in by two vehicles during "swoop" in the early hours of the morning.

Blackburn magistrates were alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the early hours of the morning and blocked it in after seeing it stopped in the middle of York Street, Accrington.

The court heard that when Mohammed Irfan Akram got out of the car he told police he was not a dealer and had tried to drive off because he was banned.

Akram, 31, of Mulerry Walk, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance and possession of cannabis.

He was jailed for 12 weeks with a further six weeks for being in breach of a suspended prison sentence imposed for drug driving in February 2018.

Philippa White, prosecuting, said one police car parked in front of the car being driven by Akram and an unmarked vehicle pulled across behind it.

As an officer tried to remove the keys from the ignition Akram reversed, colliding with the unmarked car. He was removed from the car and handcuffed and his passenger, who was wanted at the time, was also arrested.

Aftab Bakhat, defending, said Akram was on the cusp of completing the suspended sentence term.

"On this day he succumbed to the temptation to drive despite knowing he had only a matter of days to go before he could do so legally," said Mr Bakhat.

"He says his car went back very slowly and literally just kissed the police car."

Imposing an immediate prison sentence District Judge James Clarke said Akram had a "horrendous" record for driving offences.