A man arrested in connection with an alleged domestic incident headbutted a light in the back of a police van.

Blackburn magistrates heard the original matter did not lead to any charges, but Nathan Grimshaw was charged with criminal damage to the light, causing £100 of damage.

Grimshaw, 28, of Gannow Lane, Burnley, pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a light belonging to Lancashire Constabulary.

He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £100 compensation.

Naseema Patel, prosecuting, said the alleged domestic incident for which Grimshaw was originally arrested on July 29 resulted in no further action.

Aftab Bakhat, in mitigation, said his client had caused the damage out of "sheer frustration."

"He knew he had done nothing wrong which was confirmed by the fact no other charges were made against him," said Mr Bakhat.