A PROLIFIC burglar and car thief has been jailed for eight years for dozens of burglaries and related car thefts across the North of England, including 11 in Humberside.

Humberside Police said Bradley Dyer, 24, of Stockton-on-Tees, was one of a group who targeted high value cars and stole vehicles worth a total of more than £1.3 million.

He was sentenced at Hull Crown Court after admitting 11 offences in the Humberside force area plus another 72 in the West Yorkshire, Cleveland, and Durham police force areas.

"During the burglaries he would steal car keys which were then used to steal motor vehicles often from outside the properties," said a force spokesperson.

"The investigation led by Humberside Police detectives saw us working closely with our colleagues in the other forces to bring this man before the court, and now ultimately, to prison."

Detective Sergeant Andy Bradley from Hull CID said: “Bradley Dyer was part of a group committing burglary offences throughout the North of England.

“They have targeted high value cars and have broken into the houses during the hours of darkness when the victims were at home.

“The value of the cars stolen is over £1.3 million. An amount of these cars have been recovered. The high value of the stolen property shows how active this group has been.

“My team have conducted a thorough investigation working in conjunction with neighbouring forces to bring about this result.

“Bradley Dyer admitted all these offences and helped in the recovery of some of the vehicles.

“The main factor in this case is that the victims of his crimes now know who is responsible and the sentence may bring about some justice for them.”