A man approached by police because he was causing problems at a takeaway said it was his "last supper", because he was going to throw himself under a train.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard how when medical staff arrived, William McPherson began swearing at them and was eventually arrested.

McPherson, 56, of Nelson Terrace, Accrington, pleaded guilty to two charges of being drunk and disorderly in court on Thursday, July 28.

Ceejay Kok, prosecuting, said police were called to the takeaway in Persia Street, Accrington, late at night on July 7 because he was causing trouble for staff and refusing to leave.

The second incident, a week later on July 16, happened outside his home address. He was causing a disturbance and making a nuisance of himself.

McPherson told the court he was an alcoholic and had mental health issues.

"I'm sorry for my anti-social behaviour on these occasions," he said.

He was given a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £26 victim surcharge.