A drunk who robbed and left a man in his 70s lying in the road has been sentenced.

Preston Crown Court heard that victim Alan Tufnall, 74, was waiting at a bus stop in Oswaldtwistle when defendant Glenn Morley, 32, of no fixed abode, approached him.

At 11:40pm on Sunday, August 28 2022, Morley was staggering on Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, with a bottle of whisky in his hand and crossed the road to reach Mr Tufnall.

Morley asked Mr Tufnall if he wanted to buy the bottle from him, and when Mr Tufnall declined, Morley told him he had a wife and two children in Clitheroe that he needed to get home to.

Mr Tufnall offered to give him £10 in cash to get home, but when he took out his wallet to hand it over, Morley snatched the wallet out of his hand.

CCTV showed Morley snatching the wallet, and when Mr Tufnall tried to get the wallet back, Morley began hitting and dragging his victim onto the road.

Morley then ran away from his victim, leaving Mr Tufnall in the road and leaving him to call for help alone.

Morley has nine convictions for nineteen offences, including one of being drunk and disorderly for which he was given a conditional discharge.

In November 2022, Morley also pleaded guilty to assault and was handed a two-year community order after abusing a Tesco worker.

In December 2015, he was found over three times the legal limit for drink driving.

Morley pleaded guilty to robbery and breaching his community order.

In mitigation, Graham Rishton told the court that until the breach, Morley had been complying well with the probation service.

Sentencing, Miss Recorder Katie Jones jailed Morley for three years.

She said: "I understand you have a drinking problem and have been working hard on this to come to terms with.

"But, due to the vulnerability of your victim, such as the fact we was in his 70s and that the incident occurred late at night, I cannot sentence you to anything other than an immediate custodial sentence."