A WINDSOR man has been slammed with a lengthy jail sentence for a spate of theft and burglary offences.

Andrew John Merkett, 33, of Bulkeley Avenue, Windsor, has been jailed for 42 months following multiple offences within a month in 2016.

The offences were in connection to two counts of burglary and theft from a dwelling, one count of destroy or damage property, one count of theft from a motor vehicle, one count of interfering with a vehicle and one count of handling stolen goods.

All of the offences took place in the Windsor area between October 12 and November 16 last year.

Merkett was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday, March 10.

He was charged on December 3 last year and pleaded guilty to the offences.

Investigating officer, Sgt Dean Brown of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Local CID, said: "I'd like to thank the public for their support in this investigation, without which Merkett would not have been brought to justice.

“Thames Valley Police remain committed to both preventing and investigating these offences within our communities, and I hope this sentencing acts as a deterrent to anyone else thinking of committing similar crimes.

“We would always ask residents to remain vigilant, and to contact police with any information regarding burglaries or vehicle crime in the area. Further crime prevention advice can be found on our website here: thamesvalley.police.uk/crime-prevention.htm”