A MAN who returned to his hostel accommodation in a drink or drug induced state kicked off when he was refused entry.

Blackburn magistrates heard Kenneth Flynn threw something at a wire reinforced window causing the glass to shatter.

He then punched a hole in the window before throwing a piece of glass which hit a member of staff.

Flynn, 56, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a window belonging to Auxilium Housing and assaulting Mark Knight. He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said when Flynn returned to the hostel Mr Knight looked out and could see he was frothing from the mouth.

"The rule is that residents are not allowed in if they are under the influence of drink or drugs and Mr Knight told him to go and walk round for a while and try and walk it off," said Miss Akhtar.

"He left but returned shortly after and demanded his belongings before smashing the window."

Ben Leach, defending, said his client had no great recollection of the incident but accepted what Mr Knight said.

"He says that gentleman had been extremely helpful to him and he feels he has let himself down significantly," said Mr Leach.

"He had been smoking with friends and he believes one of the cigarettes had been laced with spice."

Flynn was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.