A MAN went to his ex-partner's house to help her after she assured him a non-molestation order had come to an end.

Blackburn magistrates heard police were called by a neighbour who heard what they thought was a domestic row.

But she later confirmed Nathan Lee Wright was there at her request and there had not been any trouble.

Wright, 24, of John Street, Haslingden, pleaded guilty to breaching a non-molestation order.

He was fined £266 with £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said the victim had told police she had invited Wright round to see their child and to help with some gardening.

"He was not allowed to be at the address or have contact with her," said Miss Allan.

"Someone purporting to be the aggrieved has contacted the court this morning saying she wants the order removed but that is a matter for the County Court."

Jonathan Taylor, defending, said his client had been assured by his former partner that the order had lapsed because she had not attended the last court hearing.

"He was at work when she called him in a distressed state," said Mr Taylor.

"When he went round she was involved in a heated row over the phone with someone who had apparently accused her of being a bad mother. He now realises it is for him to check that the non-molestation order has come to an end."