A DRUG addict who mugged a man in a public toilet has been jailed for 21 months.
Nicholas Spencer followed Julian Mole into toilets in Huddersfield town centre , punched him twice in the face and robbed him of £160 cash in February this year.
Bradford Crown Court was told that Spencer, 30, of Rashcliffe Road, Lockwood, had been addicted to alcohol and drugs for 15 years.
He burst into the cubicle occupied by Mr Mole before demanding the money.
The court heard that he grabbed hold of Mr Mole, punched him in the face and said: "Give me the money."
Philip Standfast, prosecuting, told the court that Spencer mentioned that he had got a knife although none was actually produced.
After Mr Mole had handed over all his money he ran off.
Spencer pleaded guilty to robbery.
Sophie Drake, for Spencer, said he had previous convictions for similar offences. He committed the crimes to fund his habits, but he was now clean.
She told the court that Spencer was now determined to become a valuable member of society and was "not completely without worth".
Sending Spencer to prison, Recorder John Evans said: "Your behaviour was inexcusable, it was violent and it was dishonest.
"It must have been extremely frightening for the victim and it is not possible for me to deal with this by not imposing a prison sentence."