A BURGLAR who urinated in a service station night pay drawer has been jailed for more than four years.

Appearing before Salisbury Crown Court, Ashley Sherred, 27, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to a charge of outraging public decency at the Shell Garage in Wilton Road, Salisbury.

He also admitted theft from the BP garage in Downtown Road, breaking into two pubs, stealing an Audi Q5 and a caravan, taking scaffolding in Ludgershall, failing to stop for police and two counts of dangerous driving, and stealing a catalytic converter from a car.

Many of the accusations relate to a single day: October 21 last year.

On that date, it was said he stole £100 from the Queen’s Arms pub in Salisbury, took car keys in another burglary, stole an Audi and urinated in the service station night drawer.

He was sentenced to four years and eight months imprisonment and banned from driving for two years and four months.

Following the case, Insp 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.”