A MAN has been sentenced to time in prison after pleading guilty to a burglary charge.

Wayne Read, 37, of Dalham Place in Haverhill, has been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison.

Read appeared before Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday, April 28, where he pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and for being in breach of a community order.

It follows an incident on Monday, April 26 when a property in Rosefinch Close was broken into and jewellery disturbed, but not taken.

CCTV captured a male walking towards the property and Read was identified as a former occupant.

Officers from the Haverhill Safer Neighbourhood team arrested Read the following day, Tuesday, April 27, in connection with the incident and he was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he was subsequently charged.

On January 11 this year, Read appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ after a spate of theft from vehicle-related incidents in Haverhill where he was sentenced to a 12-month community order.

As he was in breach of this order, Read was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment and ordered to pay £128 in compensation.