A DRUG addict refused rehab to help curb his criminal behaviour – so he was sent to prison instead.
Andrew Burton, of Juniper Grove in Netherton, appeared at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
He admitted criminal damage after an incident when he threw a brick through the window of the Best-one shop on Meltham Road in Netherton on July 2.
The court heard how the 30-year-old was banned from the shop and told to leave, but he later came back with the brick.
Burton, 30, also admitted criminal damage on April 24.
He kicked in the door of his girlfriend’s house when she told him to leave after he took drugs in front of her.
Burton also pleaded guilty to burglary after stealing a hedge trimmer and CDs from a house on Lightenfield Lane, Netherton.
Charles Ainley, defending, said Burton had a long criminal record and was a drug addict but that he refused to do a drug or alcohol rehabilitation course and wouldn’t comply with them.
Chairman of the magistrates, Mary Hirst sentenced Burton to 16 weeks in jail for each offence, which will run concurrently.