A prolific offender has been jailed for a two-month crime spree across four counties.

Anthony Lee, 22, of St Agnells Lane, Hempstead, was sentenced to six years and four months behind bars at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to 37 offences.

His crimes included commercial and dwelling burglaries, motor vehicle crime, criminal damage and theft.

These were committed across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and the Thames Valley area between June and August – with eight of the crimes committed on the same day.

Following enquiries, Lee was arrested in the West Midlands on August 19 following a pursuit by police.

The investigation was carried out by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Specialist Investigation Team and Lee was subsequently charged with conspiracy to steal.

Detective Constable Emily Martin, a member of the Specialist Investigation Team, said: “Lee is a persistent offender whose brazen criminality caused absolutely misery for victims across four counties.

"This has been a complex, cross border investigation. Thanks to a collaborative effort, Lee is now behind bars. I hope this provides at least some small comfort to his many victims.”