A NEWPORT man has been spared jail after burgling his neighbour's home to fuel his heroin habit, and being found with stolen bank cards.

Keenan Bradbury, of School Lane, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates today (Tuesday), after police charged him yesterday.

The 25-year-old admitted burglary, theft from a motor vehicle, and possession of cannabis, between January 2 and 3, 2021.

Prosecutor, Liz Miller, told the court that at approximately 2.30am, the victim had been woken up by her partner, who was sleeping downstairs while recovering from Covid.

She said her partner had noticed Bradbury in the kitchen, and saw him leave the address.

The court heard the victim went outside, spotted Bradbury by a car on his driveway four houses up the road, and demanded he give her back her belongings.

Ms Miller said Bradbury told the victim it had been someone else who had stolen her possessions, and the pair walked up the road in search of the perpetrator.

The court heard Bradbury later went to flee on an e-scooter, and when the victim said she would call the police, Bradbury shouted that it would be the last thing she would do.

Ms Miller said the victim noticed her stolen possessions ­— including a tablet, money pot and purse ­— were in the mud by a fence on Bradbury's property.

When the police attended Bradbury's address, his room was searched and officers found cannabis in his bedroom, alongside three bank cards in someone else's name.

Police contacted the rightful owner of the bank cards, who confirmed they had gone missing from his vehicle, along with other items, including a phone and a drill.

Oscar Vincent, defending, said Bradbury pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity, was genuinely remorseful, and had a recent track record of abiding by court orders.

Mr Vincent said the property had been left unlocked, and while there were children living at the address, there had been no ransacking or damage caused.

He said Bradbury's actions were clearly impulsive, and for a very short duration. The court heard the car had also been left unlocked and there was no forced entry.

Mr Vincent revealed Bradbury had recently started using heroin, and his offending was motivated by a need to fund his habit.

Bradbury was given a six-month prison term, suspended for 18 months, to include a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement and 20 rehabilitation days.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £128 surcharge.