A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after committing a series of burglaries across West Oxfordshire and receiving stolen goods.

Dylan Taylor, of Cheltenham, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years at Reading Crown Court.

Taylor was arrested in connection with two burglaries, the first of which was at a house in Great Close Road, in Yarnton, on August 21, 2009, where he broke into the property and stole a number of items along with the homeowner’s Porsche Cayenne.

The second burglary was also on August 21, 2009, at the petrol station shop of the Sportif Suzuki garage in Main Road, Long Hanborough, in which he used the stolen Porsche to ram the front door of the shop. During the break-in large quantities of cigarettes were stolen and a considerable amount of damage caused.

Two suspects were arrested in Cheltenham as a result of an investigation undertaken by Thames Valley Police working with officers from Gloucestershire Police, and Taylor was subsequently charged.

Taylor was sentenced to one year in prison for receiving stolen goods, namely the Porsche Cayenne car, and two-and-a-half years in prison for the burglary in Long Hanborough. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Det Con Ady Brooksbank said: “These charges are a result of the ongoing collaborative work between Thames Valley Police, Gloucestershire Police and West Mercia Police to tackle this cross border criminality.

“I believe this demonstrates how seriously the courts view this type of offence given that Taylor received full credit for his early admission of guilt.

“Thames Valley Police is committed to working with our neighbouring forces to ensure that offenders cannot hide across regional boundaries.”