POLICE have revealed an image of a drug addict who raided the flat above The Fairfield pub in Halesowen.

Scott Tandy carried out the crime the day after he was released from a prison sentence – leading him to be put back behind bars for six months.

The 38-year-old stole the keys for a Nissan from above the pub, but he only drove the vehicle to the other side of Fairfield Road before falling asleep across the steering wheel.

Tandy, who was high on heroin and diazepam, was found by the owner of the vehicle once she realised it had gone missing and after taking the ignition keys she quickly notified police.

“Your drug taking has not only ruined your own life but that of your mother who has been pushed to the limit,” Recorder Abigail Nixon told Tandy at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

She stressed there could have been major problems for pedestrians and other road users if Tandy had made the decision to carry on further in the Nissan Juke.

David Jaffa, defending, told the court that Tandy’s mother in the past had paid for him to go on a course to try and resolve his drug addiction.

And he said she was still prepared to give him her full support to put his life back on the rails to “give him the chance of survival”.

Tandy, now living in Kingswood Road, Nuneaton, admitted burgling The Fairfield pub and also failing to provide police officers with a specimen for analysis.

The recorder, who further disqualified Tandy from driving for 18 months, ruled there was no alternative but to impose an immediate jail term because of his long list of previous convictions and the fact he had broken the law again the day after being released from custody.