A man stole thousands of pounds worth of cash and electronics from commercial properties across Blackpool.

Shaun Dagger, 50, has been convicted after committing six burglaries and two attempted burglaries in the town.

Dagger, of no fixed abode, caused significant damage to these properties to gain entry, spray-painting CCTV to avoid detection.

He was found guilty after he targeted commercial buildings in the town centre.

He has been remanded to prison until January 4, 2024, when he will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court.

Inspector Jon Campbell-Smith, of Blackpool Police, said: “Burglary is an intrusive crime that often leaves victims feeling vulnerable and unsafe, whether that be at a place of work or in their own homes.

“Blackpool Neighbourhood Policing Team take this type of incident very seriously, and will do all that we can to identify and bring to justice those who believe this behaviour is acceptable.

“Dagger believed that he could commit these offences with impunity. I’m glad the courts have made sure that Dagger will not be able to target any more business over the Christmas period.”