A MAN assaulted his grandma because she wouldn't give him money for drugs.

Blackburn magistrates heard Kaine Christopher Bradley pushed his gran to the floor causing her to bang her head on the pavement and break a bone in her hand as she fell.

Bradley, 21 of Fenwick Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to assaulting Ann Bentley causing her actual bodily harm, damaging a window and a table belonging to her and possession of heroin.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £75 compensation, £85 costs and £95 victim surcharge.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said Bradley had lived with his gran in the past but not in the last 12 months. She had asked him to leave because he was repeatedly asking her for money for drugs.

On the night of the incident he turned up at about 2 am and climbed in through the bathroom window causing the damage as he did so.

Bradley left before the police arrived but returned at 6.50 am and again asked his gran for money which she assumed was to buy drugs.

"They were outside the house when he became angry and pushed his gran," said Mr Robinson.

"She fell to the floor banging her head on the pavement. As a result she had a lump on her head and a fractured bone in her hand."

The two bags of heroin were found in his possession when Bradley was subsequently arrested.

Mark Williams, defending, said his client was a different man to the one who had committed the offences in September.

"At the time he was misusing drugs and his gran says she just couldn't put up with it any more," said Mr Williams.

"Since then he and his partner have had a baby, he has got a job and he is not using drugs.

"He has built bridges with his gran and she is in court today to support him."