A man who had been drinking at a friend's house regressed to a mis-spent youth as he walked home said he was "disgusted" by his own behaviour.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard how Gary Wilcox stole a Suzuki SV motorbike and then abandoned it after wheeling it a short distance in the early hours of July 1.

Further on he removed the screws from the hinges on a shed door and was caught by police still inside the shed at a property in Bolton Road.

Wilcox, 36, of Morecambe Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to theft of a Suzuki motorbike and burglary of a shed with intent to steal.

He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report, and will be sentenced at a later date.

Briony Cook, prosecuting, said police were alerted to a man breaking into a shed in Bolton Road at 2.30am.

Officers arrived within a minute and were looking around the property when they noticed the screws had been removed from the hinges.

"They looked in and could see the defendant trying to keep out of sight," said Miss Cook.

"He eventually walked out and was arrested. He admitted taking the motorbike which had been found nearby."

Miss Cook said the bike had damage to the ignition.

Damien Pickup, in mitigation, said his client had no convictions since 2009 and his last dishonesty offence had been in 2004.

"He has been working as a welder for the same company for the last 20 years," said Mr Pickup.

"The items he had on him when he was arrested were tools he had used at work the previous day."

Mr Pickup said after leaving his friend's house Wilcox had stumbled across the motorbike parked outside a house.

"He describes what happened next as a flash-back to a mis-spent youth," said Mr Pickup.

"For some reason he took the motorbike, wheeled it down the road and abandoned it in Nuttall Street.

"He accepts he then removed the screws from the hinges and went into the shed."

Mr Pickup said his client was ashamed and disgusted with himself.