JAMEIL Yasin was seen to try to punch a pregnant woman during a disturbance outside an Accrington petrol station.

And Blackburn magistrates heard that in a separate incident Yasin was seen fighting with another male in Westbury Gardens, Blackburn, where a group of between 30 and 40 people had gathered to watch.

Yasin, 23, of St Clements Road, Blackburn, was remanded on bail for the preparation of pre-sentence reports after pleading guilty to one offence of using threatening behaviour and a second had been proved in his absence.

Adrian Williams, defending, said that before police arrived in Accrington there had been an argument and Yasin and his friends had got in their car intending to leave.

The girl had kicked the car and Yasin accepted he got out of the car and pushed her away.

In the other incident he said Yasin had originally been attacked with a baseball bat.

"He found himself surrounded by a large group of males and could not run so he decided to defend himself," said Mr Williams.