A MAN has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for burglary in Northallerton.

Marvin Shardha, who formerly lived at Knotto Bottom Way, in the town, had been remanded in custody at Holme House Prison in Stockton-on-Tees for the last six months prior to his appearance at York Crown Court today (Wednesday).

Shardha, 34, was charged with burgling a house in the early hours of September 22, 2013, taking a purse, car keys and a bike and two further counts of burglary from garages, with a steam cleaner, electric drill and wallpaper stripper stolen from one and a fridge freezer from another.

He was sentenced to 48 months in prison with a ten per cent discount take into account because of his guilty plea.

Detective Constable Karl Middlemiss, of Northallerton CID, said he was pleased with the result.