A man has been jailed for a burglary in Witney following a Thames Valley Police investigation.

Darnel McKail, 26, of Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty by a jury to one count of burglary of a home and theft following a three-day trial at Oxford Crown Court last Thursday (November 23).

On August 18 last year, McKail stole a gun from a property on Moor Avenue.

He was arrested the same day and charged the following day.

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Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Steve Bates, of the Priority Crime Team based at Witney Police Station, said: “I am happy to see Darnel McKail convicted of this offence after stealing from an elderly member of the local community.

“A quick response from officers saw McKail arrested a short time after the offence.

“Thames Valley Police is committed to bringing burglars to justice as it is an incredibly invasive crime and will not be tolerated.”