A Dartford burglar who swiped the belongings of children at schools in west Kent has been jailed.

Darren Dixon, 34, formerly of Browning Road, stole mobile phones, watches, wallets and school bags on a burglary spree in 2012.

On January 27, 2012, Dixon snatched school bags, cash, credit cards and a valuable Omega Seamaster watch after he breached security at Sevenoaks School.

He entered the Judd School in Tonbridge on February 1, 2012, while pupils were being taught in a sports hall.

Students returned to an unlocked changing room to find numerous items missing from coats, trousers and bags, including phones, Ipods and a watch.

Last month, Dixon eventually pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary after also admitting a break-in at a property in Gravesend on June 26, 2013.

At Maidstone Crown Court on April 1 he was sentenced to a total of 19 months in prison with 16 months for the burglaries on top of three months for dangerous driving.

Dixon was also disqualified from driving for a year.

Detective Constable Laura Pallet said: "Dixon entered areas which were clearly prohibited to him and then stole from children.

"Hopefully his victims can at least take comfort from the fact that Dixon is now paying for actions behind bars."