A BURGLAR who stole from the home of a vulnerable elderly woman before threatening police officers with a knife has been jailed.

Lloyd John Warr Jackson’s record of offending dates back to the 1980s.

His latest appearance at Bournemouth Crown Court came after he entered an address in the Turbary Park area of Bournemouth and took a woman’s purse from a mobility scooter in the property.

The resident was in the home at the time and Jackson, aged 48, walked out of the front door of the address.

Two days later police caught up with him in Montgomery Avenue, Bournemouth, however, he “really kicked off” and was in possession of a knife. The defendant threatened officers before fleeing the scene. A search of the area was launched to find him, with assistance from the NPAS helicopter.

Jackson was located nearby in Cunningham Crescent and arrested on suspicion of affray.

He was subsequently charged for the offences, which took place at around 3.30pm on June 20 and 11.25am on June 22.

Jackson, of Bath Road, Bournemouth, admitted charges of burglary, affray, and threatening with an article with a blade or point.

As a third-strike burglar, he was jailed for three years and six months when he appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court on September 4.

Judge Robert Pawson told Jackson his crimes were “two very serious incidents”, including offences against police officers who were “doing their public duty”.

One of the officers who went to arrest the defendant on June 22 described the threatening situation of the knife-wielding criminal as “the most serious incident in his 14 years as a police officer”.

Judge Pawson outlined Jackson’s law breaking history which stretches all the way back to the 1980s, although he avoided criminal activity between 2001 and 2015.

Mitigating Rebecca Jane Lee said the defendant was aware of the impact of his offences on his victims and he regretted his actions.