A MAN has been jailed after trashing a room at a Huddersfield hotel.
Jason Maude caused thousands of pounds worth of damage when he threw blackberry juice all over a ladies’ bathroom, staining the walls, carpets and surfaces.
The 24-year-old checked into the George Hotel (pictured) with a friend without paying, Huddersfield magistrates heard.
He was jailed for 12 weeks after he committed the criminal damage and two other thefts within days of being slapped with a community order.
Maude, of Moor End Road, Lockwood, entered the hotel with the youth in the early hours of December 23.
He went into one of the meeting rooms with the teenager where he picked up bottles of blackberry cordial.
Carole Lawford, prosecuting, said that hotel staff heard a noise from one of the rooms opposite the toilets at 7am.
They checked the computer system and, when realising that the room should be vacant, knocked on the door.
Ms Lawford said: “The defendant and the youth opened the door. They were both inside with a bottle of orange cordial with blackcurrant on their hands.”
The estimated cost to repair the damage caused to the fixtures and fittings was £4,000.
When interviewed by police Maude said that he had wanted somewhere to put his head down for the night, but admitted not having the cash to pay for the room.
He had watched TV and even taken a bath during his stay.
Maude initially claimed there was no evidence linking him to the damage, but later admitted staining the room.
The teenager – due to appear before a youth court next week – said he threw juice over the bathroom toilet and mirror.
Maude also pleaded guilty to stealing two Blackberry Curve mobile phones off two men at Highfields Road the day before his hotel stay.
He and the youth took the phones – worth £120 each – after they stopped and searched the men as they walked across a footbridge.
Magistrates were told that the offences were committed while Maude was the subject of a court tagging order.
His solicitor Ian Whiteley said he had been to the court to try and get his curfew varied because he was receiving threats at his home address.
But he was unable to do so and went to the hotel instead.