A thief has been jailed for three years and four months after a series of burglaries.

Neil Williams, 49, of Queens Road, Watford, pleaded guilty to three burglaries.

He was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on October 29.

On May 31 this year, Williams broke into a property in Cassiobury Park Avenue but was interrupted by the occupant and fled empty handed. His finger prints were found at the scene.

Only two weeks later, he smashed the front door of a property in Mildred Avenue to gain entry and stole a bag of suits and some tools.

On July 10, he stole a laptop, cash and a watch after climbing through an open window of a ground floor flat in Rickmansworth Road.

Following investigations by the Watford Local Crime Unit, Williams was arrested on July 28.