A SKIPTON man has been jailed for more than six months for his ‘appalling record of offending’.

Craig Boyd, 32, was sentenced for assault, criminal damage, a public order offence, and re-offending while subject to conditional discharges, at York Magistrates Court on Friday.

The court heard Boyd caused more than £600 damage to a town council owned fence in a public park in Shortbank Close on May 18, last year.

On February 10 this year, he assaulted a security guard by spitting at him at an address in Keighley Road, and a week later, on February, 15, he damaged an internal door and a light switch at the same address.

Boyd was convicted at the York court earlier this month and remanded in custody before being sentenced last week.

Magistrates told Boyd no sentence other than a custodial one was appropriate due to the seriousness of the offences, and his “appalling record for offending”.

He was jailed for a total of 26 weeks for the offences, as well as criminal damage on November 16, last year, and a public order offence on January 18, for which he was originally given conditional discharges.

The court heard Boyd had also breached conditional discharges for public order offences at Skipton Bus Station and Harrogate Police Station.

Boyd, of Keighley Road, was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to the victim of the assault, and £300 to Skipton Town Council for damaging the fence.