A teenager who failed to keep to bail conditions taunted a police officer who contacted him by phone, challenging him to “catch me if you can.”

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard the police did just that, and when he appeared in court for breach of bail Adnan Ishafaq was remanded into custody to await sentencing.

Ishafaq, 19, of Hartmann Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to two bail offences.

He was remanded in custody ahead of his appearance at the crown court on April 19 for sentence.

Scott Parker, prosecuting, said Ishafaq had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs, and had been released on bail pending sentence.

On February 10 and 12 he failed to report to the police station as required by bail conditions.

“An officer went to his address and when he wasn’t there left his telephone number for the defendant to make contact,” said Mr Parker.

“He did call but refused the officers request to speak to him in person. He sarcastically told the officer ‘catch me if you can’ and then put the phone down.

“That suggests to me that if he is granted bail again he may fail to surrender for sentence on April 19."

Umar Yasin, mitigating, said his client had no previous convictions which was why he was granted bail at the magistrates court and by the crown court.

He will be sentenced in April.