A DRUNKEN man who decided to experiment with his sexuality changed his mind halfway through an encounter with another man.

Blackburn magistrates heard Jordan Green had downloaded the Grindr dating app and used it to arrange a meeting at an address in Accrington.

But the liaison came to a violent end when Green headbutted the other man on the nose.

Green, 20, of Rhyddings Street, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 12 days’ rehabilitation, fined £100 and ordered to pay £150 compensation, £90 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Matthew Siddall, prosecuting, said the victim was an openly gay man who used the Grindr app.

He received a message through the app asking him to meet up with Green.

“The aggrieved provided an address and the defendant turned up under the influence of alcohol,” said Mr Siddall.

“They chatted for a while before making their way to the bedroom.

“They started to kiss and at that stage the defendant had his trousers around his ankles.”

Mr Siddall said that during the course of them kissing Green took hold of the other man’s throat.

“He knocked his hand away and said he wasn’t in to that,” said Mr Siddall.

“He knocked his hand off but Green got hold of him again and pinned him on the bed.

“It culminated in him headbutting the other man causing his nose to bleed.”

Mr Siddall said there was nothing to suggest it had been a homophobic incident.

“They have met up, they have started to kiss and for whatever reason it has turned sour,” he said.

Gareth Price, defending, said it had been a single blow which had not been pre-meditated.

“From the defendant’s point of view it was not a homophobic assault,” said Mr Price.

“He met up with the other man, perhaps for a degree of experimentation, and realised it was something he wasn’t enjoying.

“He accepts he ended the incident in a very poor way.”

Green told a probation officer who prepared a pre-sentence report that he had downloaded the app because he was drunk.

He remembered thinking: “What am I doing here, this is not me.”

The probation officer said Green was ashamed of his intimate behaviour and had not been prepared to talk about it.