A MAN arrested for being drunk and disorderly claimed his drink had been spiked with "dodgy drugs" and he had lost three days of his life.

James Andrew Mason said he had only gone out for a couple of pints and ended up having his bike and his bag stolen before he was arrested.

"There's a lot of dodgy pills going round Accrington at the moment, barbiturates or something, and I think someone put one in my drink," he said.

Mason, 48, of Henry Street, Rishton, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Church Street, Accrington. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £21 victim surcharge.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said police were called to Church Street where Mason was shouting at some bouncers on a pub door. He shouted more abuse at the bouncers and the officers and was arrested.

Mason said he had been doing really well with his battle against drug and alcohol addiction and was working closely with Inspire.

"I have been trying to get everything right and I think someone didn't like that I was doing so well," he said. "I was glad I was arrested because I don't know what would have happened. I lost three days of my life."