Carl Kingsley, mitigating, explained to Kirklees magistrates that his client committed the offence on impulse.
He said the 35-year-old has issues with his accommodation and poor health, having been in and out of hospital due to his deep vein thrombosis, blood clots and abscesses.
He explained: “This is as a result of years of taking intravenous Class A drugs.
“He still takes a bag a day of heroin, some crack and some spice, none of which will do him any good.
“Two weeks ago he was badly assaulted and had his front teeth knocked out.
“He’s been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and personality disorder, which may be drug-induced, a drug habit and a rotten record.”Well, this should be straightforward then.
Magistrates ordered a full probation report on Gair, of Clarkson Street in Ravensthorpe, prior to sentencing him on November 13.Oh.
Yes, indeed, a man who's made more appearances in the dock than Bob Hope made farewell tours, and they have to call for yet another report before they can impose the feeble sentence they have at their disposal.
And people wonder why there's no faith in the justice system?