A BERRY BROW man claimed that he failed to keep his court date – because he couldn’t lock his front door.
Paul Early, of Holme Park Court, appeared before Huddersfield magistrates in custody yesterday.
Magistrates were told that the 43-year-old should have been at court on Monday.
He admitted the charge of being in possession of a small bag of amphetamine, a Class B drug.
Early, who is slightly deaf, told magistrates he had no lock on his door.
He said he needed to be at home because his property kept going missing.
For failing to surrender to court magistrates ordered him to remain in the police cells until 4pm.
They also ordered Early to pay a £30 fine, £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
The forfeiture and destruction of the drugs was ordered.