Court told how drunken Burnley man swore at passers-by outside mosque

A drunken mam who hurled abuse at passers-by outside a mosque and refused to leave found himself before Burnley Magistrates.
A drunken mam who hurled abuse at passers-by outside a mosque and refused to leave found himself before Burnley Magistrates.
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A drunken Burnley man who caused trouble outside an Accrington mosque didn't know why he was there, a court heard.

Burnley magistrates were told how Lee Robert Percival had been outside the Raza Jamia Masjid Trust Mosque for half-an-hour and had refused to leave.

The 34-year-old had been aggressive towards passers-by at the Lower Antley Street premises and was swearing.

Percival said he couldn't really remember what he was doing there.

The defendant, of Bivel Street, admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place, on Sunday, February 10th.

He was fined £40, with a £30 victim surcharge, but the Bench made no order for costs.