A burglar who broke into a house and stole large amounts of jewellery before assaulting a man who helped to apprehend him has been sentenced.

Johnny Hanrahan, 19, of Coggeshall Road, Braintree, forced his way into a house in Amersham on February 17 this year, and stole jewellery.

He injured a man who tried to apprenhend him, leaving him with injuries to his face and finger. 

Hanrahan was charged the next day and pleaded guilty to burglary and assault at Aylesbury Crown Court on April 11. 

He has been sentenced to ten months’ detention for burglary, two months’ detention for assault and four months’ detention as the crimes were committed when he was on a suspended sentence.

They are to be served concurrently - a total of sixteen months’ detention in a Youth Offending Institute.

Investigating officer DC Stuart Cook, of the Investigation Hub for Chiltern and South Bucks, said: “Burglary causes great distress for victims and Thames Valley Police is committed to bringing all offenders to justice.

"We thank the members of the public who caught Hanrahan, helping to ensure there was a quick and successful conviction.”