A man has been sentenced to four years behind bars after pleading guilty to 18 burglaries and one attempted burglary in the New Forest area.
Anthony Deville, aged 34, from Cheviot Drive in Dibden carried out 18 burglaries - and one attempted burglary. The crimes took place in the Totton, Hythe and Dibden areas between November 2015 and January 2016. He committed the burglaries to fund his drug habit.
Having been initially charged with three burglaries and one attempted burglary, Deville confessed to 15 other burglaries, which were taken into consideration by the judge at Southampton Crown Court.
More than 40 firefighters battled a major blaze at a thatched cottage in Hampshire.
It broke out on Claypits Lane in Dibden this morning. The elderly owner has escaped unharmed.
The road was closed for a number of hours as crews brought the fire under control.