A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for six years for his part in a spree of burglaries.

Sam Hearne, 38, from Pleasant View, Cudworth, had already pleaded to the offence, but failed to appear for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court on December 10.

However, he handed himself in the day after and was finally imprisoned on Thursday.

Hearne received an extra four-month term for failing to appear and failing to surrender to custody at an appointed time.

Three other men from Cudworth were jailed for a total of nearly 30 years on Tuesday in connection with the raids on 19 homes, mainly in the Barnsley and Wakefield areas, which happened in March and April this year.