POLICE attended after neighbours reported a man on the street banging on windows and being aggressive.

Blackburn magistrates heard the police had already removed Daniel Bunton from the area to give him time to sober up.

Bunton, 43, of Walsh Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and £22 victim surcharge.

Briony Cook, prosecuting, said officers were called back to Walsh Street at 8.50pm. A large number of members of the public were on the street and the officers immediately recognised Bunton from their earlier visit.

He was warned he would be arrested if he carried on swearing and swore again.

Bunton, who was not represented, said he could not argue with the prosecution version of events.

"I am working with Inspire at the moment and I am going into a hospital detox and then rehabilitation programme," he said.

"I am trying to deal with my alcohol problem."