A MAN who believed he had been "done" out of £20 ended up assaulting his step-father after going round to the family home to complain.

Blackburn magistrates heard Joshua Haslam repeatedly punched the older man and, when he took hold of his arms to stop the assault, headbutted him four or five times.

The court was told the incident was witnessed by a nine-year-old girl.

Haslam, 19, of Somerset Walk, Helmshore, pleaded guilty to assaulting Stephen Dunbar and damaging an internal door belonging to him. He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with a nine months drug rehabilitation requirement and 20 days rehabilitation activity requirement.

He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £100 compensation to Mr Dunbar, £85 costs and £95 victim surcharge. He was made subject to a restraining order which prohibits any contact with Mr Dunbar or entering Dearden Nook, Rawtenstall, where he lives.

Deputy District Judge Arlegh Davies told Haslam it had been a "really unpleasant" incident.

"I see your mother is here today to support you but she must be at the point where she can't take anymore," said Deputy District Judge Davies.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said the defendant had had issues with drugs since he was 12.

"His mother and step-father struggled with his behaviour and he was asked to leave the family home when he was 15," said Mr Robinson.

He said the defendant's grandfather had sent him some money via his mum but he believed he had been given £20 short.

"That seems to have angered him and he turned up at the family home to complain," said Mr Robinson.

Haslam went upstairs and started causing damage to a bedroom door and Mr Dunbar went up to try and stop him.

"The next thing he knew the defendant was punching him in the face," said Mr Robinson.

"When he took hold of his arms to try and stop him he headbutted Mr Dunbar four or five times."