A 27-year-old man has been charged with aggravated burglary AND affray following two separate incidents that took place over a single weekend.

Detectives investigating a burglary on Essex Street in Accrington, and an unrelated altercation at a pub in Clayton-le-Moors the following day, have charged a man in connection with both crimes.

David Osbaldeston, 27, from Rishton, has been charged with aggravated burglary, and possession of a bladed article following the burglary at an address on Essex Street, Accrington on Saturday October 3.

He was also charged with Section 18 wounding and affray after a fight broke out in the beer garden at The Royal Oak Pub, Clayton-le-Moors on Sunday October 4.

Osbaldeston appeared at Blackburn Magistrates Court on Thursday morning where he was sentenced to 28 days imprisonment, after pleading guilty to criminal damage and a public order offence, following a separate incident on Spring St, Rishton on September 28.

He was remanded in custody for appearance at Burnley Crown Court in November, at a date to be confirmed, in relation to the most recent charges.