A KIDDERMINSTER man has been jailed after admitting more than 20 offences including burglary, theft, fraud, and dangerous driving.

Daniel Cole, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty on Monday, November 14 to 23 offences between 2020 and 2021.

On Monday, November 21 the 33-year-old was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court to five years and two months in prison and will be disqualified from driving for four years and seven months once he is released.

Detective Inspector Sarah Squires from West Mercia Police said: “The conviction and sentence highlights how seriously both police and the courts take theft and burglary and I welcome the term handed down to Cole.

“Over many months Cole took what didn’t belong to him, conned people and stole what he wanted.

“People in our community work hard and shouldn’t have to go without or suffer financial loss just because someone else doesn’t want to work for what they have but steal it from others.

“Our teams work hard to bring people like Cole to justice and with Christmas around the corner I want to reassure our communities that as well as visible and accessible police officers protecting our homes and property, detectives will go after, catch and bring to justice those take what they aren’t entitled to.”