A HAMPSHIRE man who burgled three home and attempted to burgle another has appeared in court.

Gosport burglar Nicky Russell pleaded guilty to a string of offences including burglary and handling stolen goods yesterday.

Between March 17 and 20, he burgled a house on Mayfield Road, Gosport, and stole bank cards, a tablet, a laptop, a mobile phone and jewellery of a value unknown.

Between March 25 and 28 he burgled two homes on Shaftesbury Road, Gosport.

He stole a Samsung Mobile and a Playstation 4 from one house, and a handbag, wallet, bank cards, Iphone, Nokia mobile and car keys from another.

In the same period, he attempted to burgle a house on Woodstock Road, Gosport.

The 40-year-old, of Parklands Close in Gosport, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, one count of attempted burglary and one count of handling stolen goods.

He was subsequently remanded in custody to appear at the same court for sentencing on Thursday, August 6.