A MAN has been jailed for more than three years for a spate of burglaries across Hampshire.

Daniel Thornton pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, at separate properties in Gaylyn Way, Fareham on November last year. A watch and cash were stolen.

The 36-year-old admitted two house burglaries in Petersfield, and a handling stolen goods offence following a burglary in Fareham and them to be taken into consideration.

Thornton also pleaded guilty to two counts of handling stolen goods.

One count related to jewellery that had been stolen from a house in Gordon Road, Curdridge, sometime between November 10 and 11, 2018.

The other concerned property stolen during a burglary in Lower Spinney, Warsash, sometime between March 20 and 21 this year.

Thornton of no fixed address, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Wednesday were he was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

The court heard that Thornton had contacted online jewellery stores to exchange some of the goods he had stolen for cash.

Speaking after the hearing, police staff investigator Catherine Cole said: “Thornton’s actions had a real negative impact on his victims, and I hope this result gives them some form of closure.”

The police investigation into the crimes was led by the Operation Hawk team at the Portsmouth Police Investigation Centre.