A BASINGSTOKE man has been ordered to complete unpaid work following a number of attempted burglary offences.

Shaun Taylor, of Oakridge Road, on Thursday, March 2 had with him a bucket of tools for use in connection with a burglary.

On the same date, Taylor entered as a trespasser to a Nisa Local in Basingstoke with the intention to steal. He damaged a shutter door and a CCTV camera belonging to the shop.

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He also attempted to enter as a trespasser into a Corals bookmaker in Basingstoke with the intention to steal and damage a door lock belonging to the store.

During a hearing held on Monday, November 13, at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court the 35-year-old was sentenced for the offences.

He had previously pleaded guilty to all the offences on Monday, September 25.

Magistrates ordered him to comply with a community order including rehabilitation activity and complete 150 hours of unpaid work.

He must also pay compensation costs of £75.