A robbery victim was force-fed a drug which knocked him out after he was frogmarched to a cash machine and told to hand over his money.

The bizarre crime was alleged when a man appeared before magistrates in Huddersfield accused of robbery.

It emerged in the hearing that the victim was a student at the University of Huddersfield.

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The court was told that at the cash machine in Huddersfield town centre the victim had a spoon shoved into his mouth and lost consciousness when he tasted something strange.

Santander Bank, King Street, Huddersfield.

The alleged attack happened shortly before 1.30am last Thursday (Sept 14).

Prosecutor Vanessa Jones said the victim came across two men who stopped him in the street.

One pulled out a knife while the other frogmarched him to the Santander Bank in King Street, the court was told.

Mrs Jones said that the victim was forced to withdraw £50 before the spoon was put into his mouth and he couldn’t recall anything else until waking up.

The two men then allegedly used his bank card to make withdrawals from ATMs at Asda and a local newsagent.

Santander Bank, King Street, Huddersfield.

Salah Salah, 21, appeared at the Huddersfield court today charged with robbery.

He appeared in handcuffs in the secure glass dock following a successful application to the court by GEOAmey security staff due to an earlier incident in custody.

Leeds Combined Courts, Crown Court
Leeds Combined Courts, Crown Court

Magistrates sent his case to Leeds Crown Court where he will first appear on October 19.

Salah, of Kashmir Park in Halifax, was remanded into custody in the meantime.