A man has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to multiple offences including six counts of burglary.

Josh Chamberlain, 21, formerly of Tollgate Road, Salisbury, appeared in Salisbury Crown Court on Friday and pleaded guilty to burglary six times: taking a motor vehicle without consent twice: driving while disqualified three time: possession of a class B drug: attempted burglary: aggravated vehicle taking twice: driving with no insurance twice and failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis twice.

As well as a four year prison sentence, he was also disqualified from driving for five years and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £170.

On one occasion shortly before midnight on August 31, 2019, Chamberlain was disturbed by a homeowner in Castle Road who chased him out of his house and down the road.

Chamberlain was spotted leaving the scene in a vehicle and officers attempted to stop the vehicle but Chamberlain continued driving. A pursuit was authorised and Chamberlain lost control of the car and crashed.

The vehicle Chamberlain was driving had been stolen from a driveway in Fairfield Road earlier that evening.

Det Con Mark Welch said: “Chamberlain is a prolific offender and I believe the streets of Salisbury are far safer now he is in prison.”