A HOUSEHOLDER was confronted on his own doorstep by three teenagers demanding that he came out to fight.

Blackburn magistrates heard the youngsters threatened to stab Brandon Robinson over something he had posted on Facebook.

Reece Jack Ball, 18, of York Close, Clayton-le-Moors, pleaded guilty to damaging a door belonging to Mr Robinson and using threatening behaviour towards him. He was made subject to a curfew between 9 pm and 7 am for 12 weeks and ordered to pay £50 compensation and £95 victim surcharge.

Janice Vallance, prosecuting, said Mr Robinson had returned from shopping at about 1.20pm when all of a sudden there was a loud banging on the front window.

"He saw three youths shouting for him to come outside," said Miss Vallance.

"The defendant was kicking at his door and they were all shouting at him to come out and fight. Mr Robinson stood in the doorway and they were threatening to stab him."

Laura Heywood, defending, said her client and the aggrieved were friends.

"Mr Robinson made a negative comment on Facebook and he was upset about it," said Miss Heywood.

"They attended at the house and threats were made but there were no weapons involved as had originally been suggested."