A MAN has been jailed for 26 weeks for acting as a lookout as cars were broken into around midnight.

David Brian Osborne, 47, was seen by a mother as another man tried the handle of her daughter's car at about 12.20am, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting, said the mother shouted and the two men ran off.

"The police were called and officers, including one with a dog, tracked the two men," Mrs Lowery-Green said.

She said Osborne, of Higham Lane, Dodworth, was arrested after a noise came from some bushes.

She said a wallet taken from another car was found at the time of Osborne's arrest.

Osborne admitted vehicle interference, theft from a vehicle, possessing amphetamine and a small amount of MCAT. He had denied the charges during a previous appearance.

District Judge John Foster said a jail term was inevitable because of Osborne's 'shocking' criminal record.