POLICE were called to Blackburn town centre on Sunday night after a man who said he didn't feel safe on the streets put a brick through the sliding glass doors at Morrisons.

Blackburn magistrates heard officers found Kieron Matthew Furtado with a slab of concrete in his hand.

He admitted he was looking for another window to smash but couldn’t explain why.

Furtado, 25, of Adelaide Terrace, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to damaging glass panels belonging to Morrisons.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 15 days' rehabilitation activity requirement, and ordered to pay £100 compensation. He was excluded from Morrisons for 12 months.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the damage was reported to police at 7.30pm on Sunday. They found three glass panels had been damaged and could see a brick inside the shop.

“A male had been seen on town centre CCTV picking up a brick and he was found in Fleming Square carrying a large block of concrete,” said Mrs Yates.

“He dropped the block and said he was looking for another window because he had just smashed Morrisons.

“He said he was not under the influence of drink or drugs and said he didn’t know why he had done it.”

Duncan Nightingale, defending, said his client had a significant number of convictions for criminal damage. “He committed this offence because he didn’t feel safe and he wanted to get off the streets."