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Man jailed after pleading guilty to Taunton burglaries

A man has been jailed after admitting to carrying out burglaries in the Taunton area.

Gary Horton, of Belvedere Road, Taunton, appeared for sentencing at Taunton Crown Court on Monday 22 November after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary.

The charges related to burglaries at a residential address on Mount Street, Taunton and at a care home for adults with special needs in Upper High Street, Taunton, which both occurred on the night of Sunday 3 October.

Horton was arrested and charged on 13 October and a quantity of the stolen items, including two stolen bicycles, were recovered.

Two specially adapted high value trikes stolen from the care home were also later found abandoned.

Horton, 42, was sentenced to a total of two years and seven months imprisonment.

The burglaries were investigated by Operation Remedy officers. The investigating officer said: “As ever, we’re thankful to the local community for submitting vital intelligence to us to help us disrupt criminal activity. I welcome this court result which has seen a prolific offender brought to justice.”