A MAN has been jailed for burglary after he raided a house near Kidderminster last month.

Ernest Taylor, of Longfield Road in Stourbridge, was sentenced to one year and three months in prison for the burglary.

On Wednesday, July 12, the 37-year-old entered the home in the middle of the afternoon. 

Police said that the homeowner confronted him and he fled the scene, but was later identified by CCTV and arrested.

The defendant was handed the sentence at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday (August 15). 

He was also ordered to pay a £137 victim surcharge.

Detective Constable Frances Pendleton, said: “We’re pleased with the custodial sentence handed to Taylor, and hope that it shows we take burglary incredibly seriously.

“As a force we are committed to attending all burglaries, and this is a great example of how this works and ensures offenders are located and brought to justice.”