A MAN has been jailed for three years following a burglary in Reading.

Darren Thatcher, 26, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary dwelling and theft at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday (February 5).

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He was also given a restraining order not to contact the victims or enter the area where the offence took place.

This is in connection with a burglary that took place in Lansdowne Road between 11am and 1.10pm on August 8 last year.

Thatcher was arrested the same day and charged on August 9.

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Case Investigator Mark Sainsbury, based at Reading police station, said: “Thatcher pleaded guilty on the first day of the trial and I am pleased that he has received a custodial sentence.

“Thames Valley Police does not tolerate this behaviour and officers work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.”