A BARNSLEY burglar who broke into a house in Wombwell using a garden broom to force open a window and hook items on to it, has been jailed for over two years.

Jason Hubert Bennett, 40, of Aldham House Lane, Wombwell, stole a handbag containing cash, cards and house and car keys, from a house in Rimmington Road in May last year.

Bennett appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday January 23, where he was jailed for two years and eight months after being found guilty of burglary following a trial last month.