A 55-year-old man who committed a burglary in Abergavenny has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Gwent Police have confirmed that William Price from Merthyr Tydfil, pleaded guilty at Cardiff Crown Court to three counts of burglary and two counts of theft, with the offences taking place in the Abergavenny and Cardiff areas.

Price also pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified, and has been banned from driving for eight years.

A police officer involved in the case, DC Mitchell Harris said: “William Price preyed on empty homes, causing substantial damage to gain entry and taking items of extreme sentimental value from within. These items were irreplaceable to the victims.

“"Price’s crimes were intrusive and have had a detrimental effect on the lives of those he targeted. Ultimately, the items stolen by Price will never be replaced, but we hope the sentence given provides them with some peace of mind.

"I would like to thank the victims and communities for their full support in this investigation. Without their support, Price would not have been brought to justice."