Burglar jailed

A prolific burglar has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he admitted burgling 26 homes.

Daniel Dodd was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Friday, October 22.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to burgling a house in Buxton in August and another in the town in July.

Dodd, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 30 months for each offence, to be served concurrently.

He asked Judge Andrew Hamilton to take into account 24 similar offences.

Detective Inspector Shaun McElheron said: “Burglaries often leave victims feeling upset and vulnerable and we are pleased with this sentencing.

“Dodd is a prolific burglar and I hope this sentence sends out a strong message to burglars that we will catch up with you and you will be brought to justice.”