A man burgled a Chinese takeaway after downing a cocktail of drink and drugs at a party.

Scott Priestley pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.

He broke into the White Lee Chinese takeaway in Batley at just after 6am on Sunday (May 2).

A witness walking his dog on White Lee Road saw two men heading to the back of the premises and jump over the fence.

Kirklees Magistrates' Court, Huddersfield
Kirklees Magistrates' Court, Huddersfield

Police were called and found that the cellar door had been forced open with Priestley still inside. The other male escaped through a window.

Prosecutor Alex Bozman said that Priestley had mole grips and latex gloves on him, evidence that there had been some pre-planning to the offence. A car found at the location also contained hammers and screwdrivers.

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The 39-year-old said he had taken some diazepam and alcohol and couldn’t remember much about the incident. He tested positive for the use of cocaine at the police station.

Magistrates ordered a report on Priestley, of Edward Street in Bradford, before sentencing him.