A MAN has been jailed for eight months for a five-month crime spree which saw him commit a burglary, theft, criminal damage and assault offences.

Kai Leonard Little was put behind bars after he pleaded guilty to 11 charges along with two court order breaches.

The 23-year-old was not present at the Poole Magistrates’ Court sentencing hearing on April 27 when he was committed to prison for the spate of offending.

Following his conviction, prosecutors have made an application for a criminal behaviour order to be issued.

A hearing at the same court to consider this has been adjourned until June 29.

The court heard that on October 15, 2020, Little, of no fixed abode, burgled IT Support Business Ltd at Richmond House in Richmond Hill, Bournemouth with others.

A 32-inch television, sound bar and two laptops were taken.

On January 6 of this year he stole £27.65 worth of items from Marks and Spencers in Somerford Road, Christchurch.

The defendant was found to be in possession of a knife in Westbeams Road, Sway on February 4.

The following day he stole wine and food from Nisa Stores in West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, before going on to resist two police constables and damage a CCTV camera in a police vehicle.

Further thefts took place on February 23 and February 24 when he stole two packs of Corona lager from the same M&S and £20 worth of items from Aldi at Meteor Retail Park in Christchurch. During the Aldi incident he also assaulted a man by beating him.

The stealing from stores continued on March 12 and March 13 as he went back to Aldi and stole items to the value of £69.96 and £41.54 worth of alcohol.

His offending saw him breach conditional discharge orders made on December 9, 2020, and February 3.

In jailing him for eight months, district judge Stephen Nicholls said the case was made more serious by Little’s record of offending and the nature of his crimes.

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