A HOMELESS man has been put behind bars after smashing his way into an Ascot home and stealing jewellery.

Adam Street, of no fixed abode, broke through a window of an unoccupied home on Lyndhurst Road on October 23.

Once inside the 33 year-old conducted a messy search of the house before fleeing with various items of jewellery and pieces of clothing.

At Reading Crown Court on December 7 Street pleaded guilty to one count of burglary of a dwelling.

He was sentenced to two years and five months in prison.

Investigating officer, PC Sally Sachse, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “Combatting burglaries is one of our top priorities and this sentence shows the consequences for those who carry out this type of offence.

“Street is a prolific burglar who posed a considerable threat to the community due to his extensive offending.

“I am pleased that he will now be spending time in prison, and I hope that he will use this opportunity to reflect on his actions.”