A 33-YEAR-old Keighley man, who has a history of alcohol abuse, has been sentenced for breaching a suspended sentence order by damaging a police vehicle while being arrested.

Daniel Watt, of Quarry Street, was spotted by officers on September 2, behaving strangely while walking topless on Skipton Road shortly after midnight.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Watt smelled of drink and was “clearly under the influence”.

When officers tried to arrest him, he became agitated, head butting, kicking and spitting in the van.

But it was added that when medical staff became involved he calmed down.

Watt pleaded guilty to damaging the police vehicle to the value of £50, and also admitted breaching an earlier suspended sentence order which was still in operation.

That was made in March 2023 for an offence of racially aggravated assault.

It was noted that Watt had responded well to previous work with probation on his alcohol issues.

Recorder Simon Eckersley sentenced Watt to a community order with 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

In sentencing he said that there had been no further offending while he was involved with probation and that this offence happened shortly after that support had ended.