POLICE were called to a Blackburn infant school after the headteacher found a man sleeping in a wooden play shed when she got to work at 7.30am.

Blackburn magistrates heard an officer found Luke Faller lying in the shed with his head in a toy house and empty beer cans strewn around him.

And when he was woken Faller became aggressive towards the officer.

Faller, 30, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour and being in breach of post-sentence supervision. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and fined £30 for the breach offence.

Philippa White, prosecuting, said the officer was called to Shadsworth County Infants School at 7.30am on September 24. The headteacher had reported a man asleep in a shed in the school grounds.

The officer recognised Faller and woke him.

“He started shouting and swearing at the officer and by this time children were arriving for breakfast club,” said Mrs White.

“He was told he could leave but responded by asking the officer if he wanted him to give him something to arrest him for.”

He threatened to damage the officer’s car and ‘knock his chin off’ and when he kicked the car the officer decided there was no option but to arrest him.

Jonathan Taylor, defending, said Faller was homeless and sleeping where he could.

“Perhaps the choice of a school was not the best,” said Mr Taylor.

“He accepts that when he was woken by the officer he behaved inappropriately.

“He has no fear of going back to prison but would welcome the chance to continue working with probation.”

Passing sentence the chairman of the magistrates told Faller: “You have a lot of problems in your life but the only person who can sort them out is you.”