The builder who stored cocaine worth £16,000 in a gym locker has been ordered to hand over all his assets.

Judge Guy Kearl QC declared at York Crown Court that Craig Steven Fox had benefited by £24,935 from his illegal drug activities.

After reading a financial investigator's assessment of Fox's total assets, he ordered him to hand over £5,500. If he fails to do so within three months, he will serve an extra three months in jail, and will still have to pay up.

Last October, Fox, 32, of Ings Court, Esk Drive, Nether Poppleton, was jailed for three years and four months for possessing cocaine with intent to supply it to another.

At that hearing, Rob Galley, prosecuting, said staff at Bannatyne Gym on York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, found the cocaine stash when they became suspicious that a locker had been continuously locked for more than a month and broke into it.

Inside was 208.8g of high quality cocaine, as well as receipts from upmarket fashion shop Van Mildert, and Boots, that enabled police to track down Fox.

He had a previous conviction for possessing cocaine with intent to supply it to others in 2006.