A MAN who was made subject to the Sex Offender Register requirements failed to tell police he and his wife had had two children.

Blackburn magistrates heard that by the time the police discovered the breach the eldest child was seven years old.

Zaheer Arshad, 43, of Richmond Hill Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to breaching requirements by failing to notify the police he was living with two children under 18 years of age.

He was remanded on bail until October 14 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said Arshad had been put on the register in 2008 and was required to notify the police if he resides or stays at a house where anyone under 18 resides.

"He has three days to tell the police," said Mr Robinson.

He said officers went to speak to Arshad about another matter and his father told them he was living in Richmond Hill Street with his wife and two children.

Zabair Afzal, defending, said under the terms of the registration his client had to provide the police with his bank details which clearly showed he was in receipt of family tax credits.

"He thought they knew he had children and lived with them," said Mr Afzal.

"Clearly he now knows the police were not aware and it was his responsibility to tell them.

"He got married and the children were born after the order was made and there have been absolutely no issues with his family."