A MAN threw a glass ashtray through the door glass after being escorted from a Nelson pub by the landlord.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard Liam Patel got to the other door of the pub before the landlord and once inside assaulted the publican.

Patel, 31, of no fixed address, admitted to assaulting Mark Bentley and criminal damage at the Station Hotel in Hibson Road, Nelson.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 compensation.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said Patel had been aggressive and argumentative in the pub and the landlord Mr Bentley escorted him out of the town centre premises.

Mr Robinson said: “He managed to lock the door behind him but as he did the glass in the door smashed.

"The defendant had thrown an ashtray through the window.”

Mr Bentley went to lock the other door but Patel got there before him, forcing his way in and assaulting the publican.

Mr Robinson added: “As he entered the pub he pushed Mr Bentley causing him to fall back onto the floor.”

Glen Smith, in mitigation, said his client recalled little of the incident due to the amount of alcohol he had consumed.

Mr Smith added: “He is due to be sentenced on June 14 for an offence of wounding.

"He is expecting to receive a substantial prison sentence which limits the sentencing options today.”