A man has been jailed after breaking into an elderly woman’s house in Irvine.

Christopher Francis Archibald, 33, admitted breaking into the home of an 88-year-old woman in Irvine’s Clark Drive and stealing £150 as well as her handbag and its contents between October 12 and October 13 2016.

Archibald, who was a resident at Irvine’s Victoria House at the time, received nine months imprisonment when he appeared before Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last Tuesday.

Archibald will return to the same court at a later date due to other matters calling.