A prolific burglar has been jailed after breaking into a shop in Wisbech.

In the early hours of February 2, Ricky Lake, 35, used a rock to smash the front window of B&M, Cromwell Road, Wisbech.

He entered through the window and, using the bags at the tills, filled one up with washing products and another with vape kits, juices, and disposable vapes, before leaving the shop with £260.62 worth of goods.

He was identified from CCTV footage of the offence, and a week later, on Friday February 9, he was arrested at his home address in Kingfisher Drive, Wisbech.

Lake appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday February 10 where he was sentenced to six-months in prison after admitting a charge of non-dwelling burglary.

PC Jordan Westwood, who investigated, said: “Lake is a prolific offender in Wisbech, who has had a significant impact on the businesses around the area through his constant offending – with 14 convictions for theft and business burglaries committed in Wisbech in the last two years.

“Burglary is a force priority, and we will continue our work of identifying the offenders and putting them before the courts.”