A CRACK cocaine addict has been given a two year jail sentence for a string of attempted burglaries.

Peter Vickers, 32, of no fixed abode, committed a number of offences in Kidderminster between February and April of this year, Worcester Crown Court heard.

John Brotherton, prosecuting, said the offences had happened at Corner Cafe, Beryl's Guitar, Midas Financial Planning, Prestige Tanning House, Peacocks, the Swan Centre where he caused £5,000 of damage, and Veeno, which he went to twice in one night.

In addition, Mr Brotherton said Vickers, who appeared on a videolink from HMP Hewell, also committed a theft at a 24-hour Tesco store.

Mr Brotherton added: "His previous convictions involved 72 offences on 32 occasions."

Julia Powell, defending, said: "Mr Vickers accepts he was in a mess, and in a downward spiral."

Ms Powell said Vickers found himself homeless after a relationship broke down, and was back in the "crack cocaine culture" after becoming addicted again.

She added he had an unenviable record and knew custody was inevitable.

Judge Jim Tindal said: "I don't know what I can say to you that you have not heard before.

"You just can't stop offending.

"It is good you are realistic, as there is no alternative but a long custodial sentence."

The case was heard at the court on May 23.