A SOUTHAMPTON man who broke into sheds in Fair Oak has been handed a suspended sentence.

Joshua Ryan Taylor, 23, entered a shed on Summerlands Road, Fair Oak, as a trespasser on May 5.

On May 9, he broke into a shed and log cabin on Witt Road and stole power tools before he attempted to enter a shed on Spring Close as a trespasser.

He was also caught to be carrying a crow bar, torch, gloves and balaclava on the same day.

He pleaded guilty to four offences at Southampton Magistrates' Court.

Taylor, of Kingsclere Avenue, Weston, Southampton, was committed to prison for 16 weeks suspended for two years.