A MAN breached a restraining order when he attended the funeral of a friend at which his ex-partner was also present.

Blackburn magistrates heard Lee Anthony Nolan and his ex were together at the wake that followed but then fell out at the bus station as they were going home.

Nolan, 31, of Alder Street, Bacup, pleaded guilty to breach of a restraining order and obstructing a police officer. He was fined £160 which was set against the two days he had been in custody since the incident and ordered to pay £32 victim surcharge.

The court heard police were called to Burnley bus station after staff saw the couple arguing and Nolan ran off before he was arrested.

Mark Williams, defending, said Nolan and his former partner were together because they had attended the funeral of a close mutual friend who had taken her own life.

"They accept that after the ceremony at Burnley Crematorium they went to Rose Grove Unity club for the wake and later went to the bus station together," said Mr Williams.

"There is no suggestion of her not wanting the contact. She has not been caused any distress by this incident."

Mr Williams said the ex-partner didn't think Nolan had done anything wrong and she wanted the restraining order removed.

"She needs to make an application to the court and that will be arranged," said Mr Williams.