POLICE were called to deal with a drunken man rampaging up and down outside his mother’s house.

Blackburn magistrates heard Ricardo Robinson, who had a bottle of beer in his hand, told police he had not committed an offence and they couldn’t touch him.

Robinson, 36, of Scott Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly. He was given a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay £85 costs and £26 victim surcharge.

Nasima Patel, prosecuting, said police were called at 3pm to reports of Robinson outside his mum’s home shouting and swearing.

“The officers tried to reason with him but couldn’t,” said Miss Patel. “His mother said he was drunk and shouting and she didn’t want him there.”

Gareth Price, defending, said his client had not been in trouble for over five years and at the time of the offence had been experiencing mental health difficulties for which he wasn’t properly medicated for.

“The first report was of someone rambling and not making much sense, which fits,” added Mr Price.