A third man who was involved in a series of burglaries in Bolton where multiple homes were targeted in the same night has been jailed.

Habib Azad also led police on two high speed dangerous chases, one of which officers had to stop due to concerns for public safety.

Bolton Crown Court heard that, along with Kyle Brammall and Calum Walsh, he burgled four properties in the borough on October 28, 2022.

They first went to Pennine Road, Horwich, where two of them gained entry and were discovered inside by the occupant before fleeing.

The group then went to Thorns Road, Astley Bridge, where a woman was woken up by the dog barking and found her patio door open but nothing stolen.

From there they went to Chetwyn Avenue, Eagley, where the occupant woke up the next day to find someone had tried to gain entry.

Lastly they went to Lakenheath Drive, Eagley, where they stole a Toyota Prius.

Later on the same day, Azad was involved in a pursuit where he evaded the police.

Hannah Forsyth, prosecuting, said: "A woman parked an Audi on Battenburg Road.

"Her partner realised her vehicle had been stolen, it was reported to the police.

"On October 28 police saw the vehicle being driven in the Johnson Fold area.

"There was a pursuit."

During the chase, Azad, the driver, hit speeds of 60mph in residential areas and the police had to abandon to the pursuit.

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And around a week later he was spotted after midnight on Captains Clough Road, Smithills.

A police pursuit followed and a stinger was used causing the vehicle to crash.

Azad appeared in court to be sentenced after admitting conspiracy to commit burglary and two counts of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, aggravated vehicle taking and driving with no insurance.

Keith Jones, defending, said he had been remanded in custody since being arrested after the second driving offences in November 2022.

He said: "He has spent his 21st and 22nd birthdays in custody.

"That has been a wake up call.

"He has completed a change thinking course and has completed the ending violence course.

"He has offers for work waiting for him on his release, he has the opportunity to work in roofing and scaffolding."

Judge Martin Walsh said: "You were involved in the burglary of four premises.

"You stole property and at one there was a confrontation.

"The consequences of your driving could have been catastrophic.

He sentenced the 20-year-old for four years and banned him from the roads for five years.

Last week, Kyle Brammall, 22, of Mallet Crescent, Doffcocker, was sentenced for two years and eight months.

And Calum Walsh, 19, of Hugh Lupus Street, Sharples, was sent to a young offenders' institute for the same period.