A NEWPORT man will be sentenced after admitting the attempted burglary of a property on Caerleon Road in the city.

Daniel Stephen Pritchard, 28, of Jeans Close, was seen walking around the boundary of the property for 15 minutes at 10.15pm on August 6, before walking through the back gate.

He then loitered in the area for a while before leaving with another man.

Local man Christopher Bell witnessed this and phoned the police. Pritchard was later arrested with the other man and they had a mini crowbar. On visiting the property on Caerleon Road, officers found two marks on the UPVC back doors that they believed were made by the crowbar.

Prosecutor Kath Yardley told Caerphilly magistrates: “There was a weapon and there could have been dire consequences if it was used.”

Pritchard has previous convictions for burglary. He was remanded in custody for sentence at Newport Crown Court on August 31.