A FORMER soldier who witnessed horrendous acts of violence has had his sentence for a house burglary adjourned for a fortnight.
James Bridgewood, 27, of Meltham Road, Huddersfield, who served with the Yorkshire Regiment, should have been sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.
But his case had to be adjourned so that he could be seen by the probation service following the preparation of a psychiatric report.
Bridgewood has admitted burgling a house in Swan Court, Lockwood, last July.
Among the property said to have been stolen were a stereo system, a mobile phone, a piggy bank and a set of false teeth.
Bridgewood, who has been in custody since last October, appeared before Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC yesterday and his barrister Michele Stuart-Lofthouse made submissions that the case could go ahead.
But the judge said Bridgewood faced a possible prison sentence of between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half years.
He added that he had a lot of sympathy and understanding for Bridgewood who had served his country well.
“If I'm to assist you and to release you into the community I need the probation service to see you and give me the heads up on what's available,’’ the judge told Bridgewood.
Bridgewood was remanded back into custody until March 31.