A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to burglary in High Wycombe.

Simon Choate, 46, of Amersham Hill, High Wycombe pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and was sentenced to three years and 146 days’ imprisonment at Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday, May 25.

The sentence also considers that Choate committed this crime having been released from prison on licence until February 2022.

This is in relation to an incident on Saturday, April 10 when Choate broke into a property in Crendon Mews, High Wycombe.

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The victim, who was at home at the time, heard a noise upstairs and found him in the bedroom.

Choate then made off onto a balcony and jumped onto a neighbouring roof.

He was arrested and charged on Sunday, April 18.

Investigating officer, PC Dan Page, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “I am satisfied that Choate has been sentenced for this offence.

“I hope that this case proves that we will investigate these type of crimes and bring offenders before the courts and to justice.”