A MAN banned from his parents' and grandmother's homes unless invited was now back with his family, a court heard.

Burnley magistrates had earlier been told how Alex Stewart Birtwistle, 24, had been prohibited from going to the two houses, and from the Rawtenstall street his family lived in, if he was drunk, under a restraining order.

He was now living back with his grandmother, but had not told the probation office.

The court has previously heard how Birtwistle was said to have made his parents' lives a misery for seven years and had attacked both his father and mother. The restraining order was made after he earlier admitted harassment.

The defendant, now of Woodcroft Street, admitted breaching a community order. He was given 10 extra hours unpaid work. He must also pay £50 costs.

Richard Taylor, for Birtwistle, said the defendant's grandmother had invited him to live with her.

The intention was that he should go home to live with his parents.

Mr Taylor, who said an application was to be made to amend the restraining order, added: "His father says he is just really waiting for him to grow up, to stop drinking and to try and get himself in employment.

"He is doing very well on the community order."