A BROTHERLY bust-up ended with one sibling being dragged away in handcuffs and being pepper sprayed.

Blackburn magistrates heard Mudasser Iqbal was aggrieved to have been blamed for the incident and resisted arrest.

But subsequent charges of attempted assault and possessing a knife in a public place were dropped by the prosecution.

Iqbal, 33, of Kingston Avenue, Accrington, pleaded guilty to resisting a police officer and was fined £80 with £20 costs and £32 victim surcharge.

Alex Mann, prosecuting, said police attended a report of an ongoing domestic between brothers.

The defendant was asked to leave the property but did not co-operate and was aggressive, still trying to fight with his brother.

"He had to be forcibly removed from the property," said Mrs Mann.

"He did have a knife in his pocket but he was entitled to in his own property and he was removed from the house by the police."

Jonathan Taylor, defending, said Iqbal had a row with his brother who he said could be difficult and was in a bad mood that day.

His brother was trying to provoke an argument and eventually he took the bait.

"There was some shouting but little else," said Mr Taylor.

"Things had calmed down and he was in the kitchen making a sandwich when the police arrived and from his point of view they assumed he was to blame and came straight for him."

Mr Taylor said Iqbal tried to explain that to the police but very quickly he found himself in handcuffs.

"One minute he was making a sandwich and the next he was being dragged out of the house in handcuffs," said Mr Taylor.

"That was why he resisted and he was pepper sprayed before being locked in the back of a van."