A homeless man has been jailed for years for a series of burglaries, some committed in broad daylight.

Alex Clifton, 25, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment following a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, December 1.

He pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, but several other incidents of burglary were taken into consideration in the sentencing.

On May 8 this year, Clifton gained entry to a property on Gawcott Road, Buckingham, through the bathroom window. He then stole some jewellery and a quantity of cash before escaping on foot.

He was arrested and charged on October 31.

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Investigating officer DC Chris Clarke from Aylesbury Priority Crime Team said: “This is a great result for the local community. Clifton is a prolific burglar; he targeted homes in broad daylight, and showed no signs of stopping.

“He has freely admitted to a string of offences in an attempt to put his offending behind him, and we hope that this prison sentence both allows him time to reflect on his behaviour as well as shows how seriously these offences are taken.

“The Aylesbury Priority Crime team is committed to protecting the public and bringing offenders to justice. I hope that this case serves as an example that we will pursue you and ensure you are put before the courts.”