A MAN who robbed a former workmate while high on cocaine and heroin has been jailed.
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday that Peter Smith, 27, mugged David Platt because he needed the money to buy drugs.
John Topham, prosecuting, said Smith and two friends turned up at Mr Platt's house in February.
Smith told Mr Platt he wanted him to go with them to look at a building job.
The four men then went in a car to Crosland Moor, where the vehicle stopped.
One of the men thrust a car's clutch plate into Mr Platt's groin and demanded he hand over his money and mobile phone.
Mr Platt gave them £135 and his phone before being kicked out of the car.
Mr Topham said: "The defendant had taken cocaine and heroin and was still affected by the drugs and wanted some more, but had run out of money."
Smith, of Arnold Street, Liversedge, who had previous convictions for theft and burglary, pleaded guilty to robbery.
He was jailed for three-and- a-half years.
In mitigation, John Elvidge said Smith was now a different person.
He wanted to settle down with his girlfriend and her six-year-old child.
Mr Elvidge added: "Smith does show genuine remorse.
"He had an evening of drugs and alcohol abuse - but that's not the way of life he wishes to maintain.
"He has seen there's more to life than perpetually committing offences and he wants to make a proper contribution to society."
Passing sentence, Judge Peter Benson told Smith he had a bad record.
He added: "There was a good deal of premeditation and there were unpleasant threats of violence.
"Mr Platt must have been terrified," Judge Benson added.