A man has been jailed for 12 months after he was caught on CCTV attempting to break into a Brazilian waxing studio in Southampton.

In August this year, Damon Dixon twice tried to break into the Sugarflick waxing studio and was captured on CCTV on both occasions.

The 34-year-old could be seen trying to open a door and on another occasion, attempting to prise open a window, Southampton Magistrates' Court heard.

Dixon, of Millbrook Road West in Southampton, pleaded guilty to the two counts of attempted burglary, which took place on 12 August and 22 August.

He was jailed for 12 months and was further recalled to prison for failing to comply with the conditions of his licenced release from prison for previous offences.

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In another strange burglary case, a burglar dubbed the "world's worst" by cops after being found asleep on the sofa in a house he'd burgled only received a caution, police revealed last year.

The 35-year-old man from New Malden in southwest London was arrested after a call from a woman, who said she'd returned to her home in Kingston to find an unknown man sleeping on her living room sofa.

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He was escorted outside by police, while the shocked homeowner realised her purse and bank cards were missing and informed the officers.

Officers conducted a search and found the missing items in the sleepy burglar's pockets.

The amateur thief was given a caution for theft in a dwelling.

A police spokesman said: "On Sunday 6th June, police responded to a call from a female who reported that she had returned to her home on Kingston Road and found an unknown male sleeping on the sofa in her living room.

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"Police attended and escorted the male outside and the female informed them that her bankcards and purse were missing.

"Officers conducted a search of the male and found the missing items on him. He was therefore arrested on suspicion of burglary and, taken to a South West London Police Station where he was interviewed.

"The 35-year-old male from New Malden, Kingston, received a caution for theft in a dwelling. The offence of burglary was not made out."

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