A TEENAGER flouted a non-molestation order taken out by his mother, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and arthritis, a court was told.

Jonpaul Maybury, 19, was not allowed to go to his mother Margaret Metcalfe's home in Padiham, after he was said to have been violent to her in the past.

He refused to leave, started drinking, was abusive and police were called.

Prosecutor Alex Mann told Burnley Magistrates Mrs Metcalfe had told officers: "I have had enough of him. I am getting frightened of him."

The jobless defendant admitted breaching the order on September 2, for the second time, and was in breach of a conditional discharge. He was given a two week curfew, seven days a week, between 10pm and 6am.

Mrs Mann said the 12 month non-molestation order ran until next March. It was in force to offer some protection to Mrs Metcalfe and Maybury was banned from harassing, pestering, intimidating or threatening his mother.

The defendant turned up at her home, asking to come in and was allowed to stay, but overstayed his welcome. He was asked to leave and refused.

Geoff Ireland, for Maybury, said he would say his mother rang him, asking him to go round, as she needed some decorating and gardening done. He arrived on August 28 and stayed so long as he had a lot of work to to.

The defendant had a few cans of lager, words were exchanged and his mother wanted him to leave. He told her he would go the following morning.

Mr Ireland claimed: “We say his mother is not being entirely truthful when she makes the statement that she made to the police.”