A burglar who struck in his home town in Slough has been jailed for four and a half years.

Grzeogorz Konopka, 34, of Burlington Avenue was sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, March 10.

He had pleaded guilty to burglary at the same hearing after being charged on January 9.

Konopka had climbed into a property in Belgrave Place, Clifton Road, Slough through a bathroom window at around 1.30am on December 15 when he was confronted by three residents - he escaped with a bottle of wine.

Investigating officer DC Isabelle Harvey, of Slough police station, said: “Burglary is a terribly invasive crime, and I am glad that Konopka will now serve a prison sentence to reflect upon his actions on that day. Thankfully nothing more valuable was stolen, but the residents were shocked and affected by his presence in their home.

“All members of the community have the right to feel safe and secure in their own property, and Thames Valley Police will always investigate these reports and look to bring offenders to the courts to face justice."

To report an incident of burglary, call 101, make a report online or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.