A CAREER burglar has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for two burglaries in Somerset.

John Bale, 53 of no fixed address, was convicted at Taunton Crown Court today (Friday, December 1) of a burglary in Bridgwater in March in which jewellery was stolen from an elderly victim.

Bale, nicknamed Froggy, was also convicted of a burglary in Street in March.

He was sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment for each offence to be served concurrently - which means his total sentence is four-and-a-half years.