Burglar jailed over home raids

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A BURGLAR who admitted two sneak-in offences in Rotherham has been jailed.

Stephen Welsh, aged 25, of no fixed abode, admitted breaking into homes on Midland Road and Carnoustie Street, Swinton, on Thursday, November 8, taking a rucksack from the first property containing a laptop and personal items.

He was sentenced to four years and eight months at Sheffield Crown Court.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police would like to remind residents of the importance of keeping their doors and windows locked.”