Burglar locked up for two offences

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A South Yorkshire burglar has been handed a prison sentence of almost a year by magistrates in Barnsley.

Steven Law, aged 32, of Hatherley Road, Swinton, Rotherham, appeared at court where he admitted two charges of burglary.

A police spokesman said that the charges related to the theft of a motorbike from an industrial unit in Wombwell Lane, Stairfoot, Barnsley on Sunday, August 11.

Law also admitted stealing power tools from a shed in Bank End Close, Bolton-on-Dearne, Barnsley, in July.

Law was arrested by South Yorkshire Police, who have luanched a crackdown on burglary, and charged with the offences on 8 October.

Magistrates sitting him at Barnsley jailed him for 20 weeks for each of the burglary offences.

Law was also ordered to serve a previous suspended jail sentence of 10 weeks.

It means that his total jail term is 50 weeks.