A MAN who breached a criminal behaviour order by being on the wrong side of the street spent two days in police cells as a result.

Blackburn magistrates heard the order banned Thomas James Ferguson from entering an area marked on a map and one of the boundaries was Mincing Lane in Blackburn town centre.

He was found behind the former Dun Horse pub which is on the corner of Market Street Lane and Mincing Lane.

Ferguson, 31, of Pump Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to breach of a restraining order. He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the criminal behaviour order had been made in July after Ferguson was sentenced for offences of shoplifting, affray and criminal damage.

He was arrested for breaching the order on Saturday when an officer saw him at the rear of the Dun Horse, now Zy Bar.

"The same officer had spoken to him earlier in the day and warned him about breaching the order," said Mrs Yates.

Ian Huggan, defending, said his client accepted that by crossing Mincing Lane he had breached the order.

"Had he been on Mincing Lane rather that at the rear of the pub it would probably have been a different plea," said Mr Huggan.

"There was no suggestion of any wrong doing and having been arrested on Saturday evening he has spent two nights in police cells."