A MAN banned from his mum's house because of a restraining order in favour of his stepdad turned up and asked could he sleep in the shed.

Blackburn magistrates heard that was where Josh Haslam was arrested after the police were called.

Haslam, 20, of Barlows Buildings, Rawtenstall, pleaded guilty to breach of a restraining order and theft of a case of Budweiser from Tesco. He was made subject to a curfew for 12 weeks between 7pm and 7am and ordered to pay £85 costs and £95 victim surcharge.

Tara Riley, prosecuting, said Haslam had walked into the Tesco shop, picked up a box of Budweiser and ran out. Later that night he turned up at his mum's address in Dearden Nook and asked her if he could sleep in the shed.

"He didn't speak to Stephen Dunbar, the beneficiary of the restraining order, but he was at the address which he was prohibited from," said Miss Riley.

Gareth Price, defending, said there had been a difficult relationship between Haslam and his stepfather.

"He maintains a positive relationship with his mum who still wants to offer her support," said Mr Price. "It must be very difficult for her."

Mr Price said the biggest problem for his client recently had been accommodation.

"His former property was damaged in a fire and he had been staying at a friend's house," said Mr Price.

"A couple of nights ago they had a falling out and he went to Tesco and stole the beer before going to his mum's and sleeping in the shed."