A MAN who was thrown out of a pub smashed a window as he lashed out in temper.

Blackburn magistrates heard Marco Durkin, who had no previous convictions, apologised to the police and repeated his apology, through his solicitor, in court.

Durkin, 25, of Rough Lee Road, Accrington, pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a window at The Railway, Blackburn Road, Accrington. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £50 compensation, £85 costs and £22 victim surcharge.

Gillian Kennaugh, prosecuting, said when police arrived Durkin had left but the landlady said she had him removed from the pub because he was being a nuisance. CCTV showed him smashing the window.

Ben Leech, defending, said his client had got into an argument with his girlfriend, adding: “That brought him to the attention of a member of the door staff and he was turfed out by the scruff of his neck. He has tempered his drinking since that evening and wishes to apologise to the landlady.”