A MAN has appeared in court after stealing from a Huddersfield supermarket.

Kevin Burns, of Ridgeway in Dalton, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.

He admitted stealing £55 worth of toiletries from Asda in Aspley.

The 33-year-old also pleaded guilty to failing to attend a follow-up drugs assessment.

Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said on October 27 Burns selected packets of razors and some Gaviscon tablets, placed them in a bag and left without paying.

His theft was spotted on CCTV and he was detained by staff.

Burns admitted stealing the goods and told police that he would have sold them.

Burns tested positive for both cocaine and opiates at the police station.

Because of this an appointment was made for him with the Drugs Intervention Programme (DIP).

However he failed to attend this on October 29.

Burns called staff and told them he had an emergency appointment with his GP.

However he had no further contact with them.

Jonathan Slawinski, mitigating, said his client was on methadone but still using the Class A drug and so was still battling his habit.

However Burns had managed to reduce his £100 a day habit to using twice a week, magistrates were told.

The Huddersfield bench sentenced him to a community order with a nine-month drugs rehabilitation requirement.

They also ordered Burn to pay a £60 victim surcharge.