A PROLIFIC criminal who committed crimes across Tewkesbury and Gloucester has been jailed for five years.

Daniel Martin, of no fixed abode, was handed the jail term at Gloucester Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to one count of burglary and one of attempted burglary.

Martin asked for a further 59 offences to be taken into consideration.

His arrest was part of Operation Tudor, set up to pro-actively generate intelligence into crime in Tewkesbury.

Police Sergeant Chris Barnes said: “Daniel Martin is a one-man crime wave. Good police work from Operation Tudor officers, with assistance from the local community led to Martin’s capture.

“Martin was left with no choice but to plead guilty, at which time he decided to admit further offences, providing closure to the victims of crimes in Tewkesbury and Gloucester.

"I would like to thank the local community of Tewkesbury for their help in this enquiry and I hope that this outcome sends a strong message to any would-be criminals that if you commit a crime we will find you and we will prosecute you”.