A SERIAL burglar confessed to almost a dozen offences around Oxford in a month-long spree.

David Durrant admitted three burglaries at Oxford Crown Court on Friday and asked for a further eight to be formally taken into consideration.

Durrant, 43, of Luther Street, Oxford, began his one-man crime wave on May 24 and finished it exactly a month later.

Durrant admitted a trio of burglaries in St Margaret’s Road, North Oxford, on June 19, nearby Hayfield Road two days later and Eynsham Road, Botley, between June 22 and June 24.

These offences netted him a laptop, a pearl necklace, gold jewellery and credit cards.

The burglaries he asked to be taken into consideration began on May 24 at Guy Court, Jericho, from where he took a laptop and jewellery.

Between May 28 and June 6 he broke into two houses in Abbey Road, West Oxford, and took jewellery, a laptop, an MP3 player and cash.

Durrant then targeted a property in Richmond Road, Jericho, between June 13 and 16, taking £70 in cash.

On June 18 he stole jewellery and cash from an address in St Bernard’s Road, Jericho, and the next day he took an iPod, PlayStation 2, laptop and champagne from a house in Kingston Road, North Oxford, before stealing another laptop and cash from a property in nearby Wellington Street before the day was out.

Three days later, Durrant entered a house in Chalfont Road, but did not manage to take anything.

He was remanded in custody to be sentenced on Friday, July 29.