A Crosland Moor man has been jailed after he punched another and struck him with a shovel causing cuts to the back of his head.
Leeds Crown Court heard the incident happened after Anthony Fuery had become homeless and was sleeping on the floor of another person’s flat on June 3.
Sam Andrews, prosecuting said Christopher Sykes was visiting the flat. Fuery and another man went out to get some drugs to share and when he returned he apparently took exception to Mr Sykes still being there and started to punch him in the face.
He hit him three to four times, kicked him when he was on the floor and then hit on the head with a shovel.
On May 26 police received a report that a Ford Focus had struck a Ford Transit in the early hours of the morning in Slaithwaite and when they went to the scene they found Fuery fast asleep at the wheel.
They could smell alcohol and when they searched him he had a four and a half inch lock-knife on him. He then failed to provide a sample at the police station.
Adam Birkby for Fuery said he was someone who had an alcohol and drug problem in the past. After splitting up from his partner in the spring of this year he had begun drinking heavily and fell back into his old ways.
Fuery, 32 of Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield was jailed for a total of 15 months for unlawful wounding, having a bladed article and failing to provide a specimen. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.