A BASINGSTOKE man has been jailed for two weeks after a spate of thefts.

Mitchell Scott Ricketts, 22, of Britten Road, Brighton Hill was sentenced for unlawfully breaking into properties and stealing items in a spree which spanned from July 14, 2016 till January 1 2017.

During this time items Ricketts stole included a Ford Focus and a mountain bike valued at £1,200.

Ricketts pleaded guilty to four different counts of theft and was committed to two weeks in jail and a further 14 weeks, suspended for one year at Basingstoke Magistrates court.