A DRUG addict who swore at police has been given an eight month prison sentence.

Frazer Stent insulted a PCSO and swore at her and another officer after she tried to stop him in High Street, Wealdstone, on October 31.

The 22-year-old's behaviour breached the terms of an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) stopping him from causing “harassment and alarm” to other people.

He was also given an additional six months for a fraud committed just over two weeks earlier, when he was found with a stolen freedom pass, which had the owner's name crossed out and his own name written on top.

The pass was stolen from the pensioner on a bus and his Natwest debit card was then used to take out £250 at a cash point in Waitrose.

Harrow Crown Court heard on Friday how Stent, who was known to police from a plethora of past convictions for crimes like burglary and theft, started taking drugs aged just 14.

Despite having been through drug rehabilitation programmes, he still had a £10 a day habit for both crack and Heroin, although he is said to have made efforts to deal with the problem since.

Judge Graham Arran said: “It seems to me that you are out of control when you are outside and what seems to have happened when you are out of custody is that you have taken your drug problem to heart.”

Mary Lawrenson, counsel for the defence, said: “While he's been in prison he's had a very difficult time. He's been on suicide watch, he's been self harming and his family have been very concerned about that.

“He's very sorry for what happened, not only for the harassment of the community police officer but also for the distress that must have been caused to the old gentlemen about the wallet.”