A MAN urinated on a homeless person at a social club and now must abstain from alcohol for several months. 

Bruce Watson, 37, of Croft Field, in Silsden pleaded guilty to an act of outraging public decency, at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court last Wednesday.

He was handed a four-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, on the same day.

Watson was caught urinating on a homeless member of the public at Keighley Liberal Club, in Scott Street on April 8 last year, according to court records.

The magistrates decided to suspend the sentence because "the defendant has children which he regularly sees and he is committed to completing the order".

The 37-year-old was ordered to abstain from alcohol for 120 days and was fitted with monitoring equipment as part of this.

Watson must also complete up to 15 Rehabilitation Activity Requirement (RAR) days under the sentence.

He has to pay £239 in total to the courts, which includes £85 in costs and a surcharge of £154 to fund victim services.

His guilty plea was taken into account when sentencing.

A charge of using threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour to cause harassment/alarm/distress was withdrawn at the request of the prosecution.