A drunk who was caught short after being arrested urinated in the back of a police van.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard Paul Creasey was already subject to a conditional discharge and post-sentence supervision when he committed the latest offences.

Creasey, 41, of Park Lee Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and criminal damage to a van belonging to Lancashire Constabulary on December 13.

He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £100 compensation for the damage caused.

The existing conditional discharge was revoked and a new one was imposed for 18 months.

Graeme Tindall, prosecuting, said after he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in Oban Drive, Blackburn, Creasey told police he was desperate to go to the bathroom.

“There were no facilities and he used the back of the police van to relieve himself,” said Mr Tindall.

Richard Prew, mitigating, said drink had played its part in his client’s continued downfall.

“Until he stops or moderates his drinking he will continue to come back before the court for offences like this,” said Mr Prew.

“He couldn’t wait to get to Green Bank and urinated in the back of the van, for which he apologises.”