A BROTHER and sister fell out over dog sitting arrangements.

Blackburn magistrates heard there was no love lost between Matthew Love and his sister Jaime as they had a blazing row.

And after punching a panel on her car Matthew warned his sister she would be next.

Love, 21, of Whalley Road, Accrington, pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a car belonging to Jaime Love. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £200 compensation, £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Love had been looking after the dog while his sister and their mother went on holiday to Spain. He got a phone call from the airport asking if he could look after the animal for a few more days and there was an argument.

"When she confronted him he reminded her that he had previously punched her partner's car and caused damage," said Mrs Yates. "He said he was not afraid to do it to her car and then punched a side panel causing a dent."

When she said he wouldn't dare do that again, Love told her she would be next.

Love, who was not represented, said he had looked after the dog for five days and told his sister he wanted £50. She refused and when they met he said she was screaming in his face.