A TEENAGER stole a Jaguar from a driveway in Hampshire after breaking into owner's home while he was asleep inside.

Joshua Waters, 18, stole the car keys to the Jaguar XK during a burglary of the property in Marchwood.

He then drove the 2007 registered vehicle, which is worth around £12,000, away from the scene.

Waters had also been caught on camera attempting to break into nearby properties earlier that morning.

On Thursday, at Southampton Crown Court, Waters was given a 20-month prison sentence.

The court heard how a hooded Waters was first caught on camera attempting to break into a property in Kestrel Close, Marchwood, at around 4am on June 27.

The court heard how one of the properties targeted had a doorbell camera device, from Amazon-owned company Ring Inc, which caught Waters attempting to open the front door.

When he was unsuccessful he tried a neighbouring door, where he was seen again attempting to break-in.

Soon after, Waters was seen in nearby Bilberry Drive, where he was caught on another doorbell camera, this time a Nest device.

Waters was seen trying two doors in Bilberry Drive.

The court heard that he tried a third door, which was unlocked, before entering and stealing the keys to the Jaguar.

Representing Waters, Peter Asteris said his client accepted being a "total menace".

He said that Waters had left school with six GCSEs and had begun a job as an apprentice bricklayer at Carrilion, before losing his job when the company went bust.

Mr Asteris said Waters later fell out with his family, became homeless, fell into a bad crowd and began "imitating" the group's actions.

He said Waters, of HMP Portland, was sentenced to 42 months in prison at Southampton Crown Court in October for a series of burglaries in Hampshire and Wiltshire.

Mr Asteris said the court should have included these offences as part of that sentence and asked Judge Peter Henry to take this into consideration.

Judge Henry, who was the judge who previously sentenced Waters, blamed Hampshire Police for the delay in charging the teenager with the most recent set of offences.

He said it was therefore "unjust" to add to the sentence of Waters, who pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted burglary, one count of burglary, one count of taking a vehicle without consent and one count of driving without insurance.

Judge Henry instead sentenced Waters to 20 months in prison, which he made concurrent to his previous sentence - meaning he will serve no extra time.