A 46-YEAR-OLD Newport man has been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment for burglary and theft.

Lucien Rousselle was found guilty at Merthyr Crown Court today, Friday 6th August, following a trial.

The burglary took place in Undy, Monmouthshire on 28th August 2019.

Officer in the case, PC Adam Griffiths said: “Rousselle burgled a rural cottage whilst a family were asleep upstairs.  It was a traumatic experience for those involved.

“I welcome the sentence given.  We are committed to pursuing those who carry out such distressing and reprehensible crimes and bringing them to justice.”