A man has been given an interim hospital order after admitting threatening a woman with a firearm and arson.
Preston Crown Court heard that Jamie Hassall, 49, of Mersey Street, Ashton, threatened the woman with a hand gun on March 29 during a disturbance on Plungington Road.
A second count related to a Renault car being torched in a garage in Preston.
Prosecuting, Paul Brookwell accepted that the defendant was suffering from a mental disorder.
The Recorder of Preston, Judge Anthony Russell QC, made an interim hospital order to remand him in custody.