AN "opportunist career criminal" with "no regard for the victims of his crimes" has been jailed after committing a number of offences in south Wiltshire.

Ashley William Sherred, 27, of no fixed abode, appeared at Salisbury Crown Court on Friday (August 16) and pleaded guilty to the following offences:

• Burglary at the Bell Inn, South Newton

• Theft of a catalytic converter, Harnham Road

• Theft from the BP garage, Downton Road

• Outraging public decency at Shell Garage, Wilton Road

• Burglary at the Queens Arms, Ivy Street

• Two counts of dangerous driving

• Theft of a motor vehicle, Stratford Tony

• Failing to stop for police

• Theft of a caravan at the High Post

• Theft of scaffolding in Ludgershall

The offences were carried out over two days in October 2018 and May 2019.

He was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison, and disqualified from driving for two years and four months.

Sherred was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

Inspector Pete Sparrow said: "Sherred is an opportunist career criminal who has no regard for the victims of his crimes and the impact of his actions.

"The sentence reflects the gravity of his continued offending behaviour and I would like to commend the Community Policing Team for their determination to bring Sherred before the courts and get justice for his many victims.”