MAGISTRATES have jailed a man for 18 weeks after he was caught burgling Lee Pharmacy on Bennetts Lane, Bolton, on March 6.

Stephen Courtney, aged 42, of Berne Avenue, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offence and assaulting a police officer.

Police had been involved in a scuffle with Courtney and another man after they were seen jumping from a window at 3am during the burglary.

The officers were discharged after treatment in A&E.

At Manchester Magistrates’ Court Courtney was also ordered to pay £207 in costs and charges in addition to being jailed.