A BURGLAR who raided a newly-built house in Barnsley has been jailed for a year.

James Jones, 33, of Colley Crescent, Kendray, appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on November 8 and admitted stealing kitchen doors, drawers and handles, worth £87, from the Worsbrough Common property last month.

Jones also asked for five other offences to be taken into consideration - the theft of valuables from two shops in Barnsley town centre, handling stolen property from a recent burglary at Worsbrough and theft of tools from building sites at Larch Place, Kendray and Bluebell Bank, Barnsley.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Much of the property has since been recovered by officers and returned to their rightful owners, who are extremely grateful."

Last month the force launched Operation Lockdown, an initiative to clamp down on house burglary and car crime.