Family home ransacks in £11,000 raid

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A teenaged tearaway who stole goods worth more than £11,000 in a burglary has been jailed.

Philip Marshall broke into a family home and fled with two TVs, two laptops, 800 cash, an air pistol, a watch and countless jewellery items of sentimental value while the householders were away on holiday.

In total Marshall seized 11,154 worth of jewellery in the burglary at the home in Paulsgrove on August 12 last year.

The 19-year-old was sentenced to a year-and-a-half in jail after pleading guilty to the burglary at Portsmouth Crown Court.

Sentencing Marshall, Judge Ian Pearson told him: 'It is a significant aggravating factor of this offence that a substantial quantity of items you took were high value, well in excess of 11,000.'