A MAN has been found guilty of a string of offences, including theft from vehicles and knocking out a 50-year-old man.

Michael Britt, 24, of Long Furlong, Slough, has found guilty of attempted theft, attempted general bodily harm, and two counts of theft from a vehicle, and was sentenced to six years in prison on June 1.

Police were called out to Faraday Road in the early hours of January 1 after two men were seen searching a parked vehicle in a driveway.

A 50-year-old man confronted the two men. Britt, one of the men searching the car, punched the man in the head and knocked him out. Britt searched the pockets of the victim before walking away.

Twenty minutes later, the team were captured on CCTV approaching an unlocked vehicle and stealing items from the inside.

Britt was charged with the crimes on January 3.

Case investigator Fiona Macleod, of Slough Investigation Hub, said: "The victim of this crime was trying to defend his home and family from thieves, and was ruthlessly and unnecessarily attacked by Britt.

"We hope this sentence will help the family to start to put this ordeal behind them and I would like to thank the victim for his support and bravery.

"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS staff who assisted the victim and provided key evidence to secure the conviction.

"We take reports of crimes like this one seriously and will offer as much support as possible to victims as we can.

"We would like to take this opportunity to encourage victims of any assault or theft to report it to us, so we can investigate and prosecute offenders.

"Please contact us on 101, alternatively, information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org."