A NIGHT out in Blackpool proved costly for a Clayton-le-Moors man.

Blackburn magistrates heard Michael Smith threw a bottle back over his shoulder as he was being escorted from a pub where he and his friends had been behaving obnoxiously.

The bottle smashed a window before hitting a bouncer on the head and a piece of flying glass cut a female customer's leg.

Smth, 48, of Clayton Way, Clayton-le-Moors, pleaded guilty to two charges of assault and criminal damage. He was made subject to a curfew for 12 weeks between 9 pm and 6 am. He was ordered to pay £511 compensation for the damage, £200 to the woman, £100 to the doorman, £90 costs and £85 victim surcharge.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said Smith and his friends were warned about their behaviour and then asked to leave. Smith had a bottle in his hand and was told he couldn't take it out of the bar.

The court was shown CCTV footage which showed Smith leaving the pub and throwing the bottle over his shoulder back towards the door area.

Graeme Parkinson, defending, said his client had made full admissions on the basis he had been reckless in his actions.

"There was no intention to cause the injuries or the damage but he is fortunate there wasn't a more serious outcome to his stupid behaviour," said Mr Parkinson.