A heroin addict has appeared in court charged with burglary.

Peter Foreshaw, 31, of Saxon Way, Jarrow, South Tyneside, admitted burgling a house in Jarrow, on July 2, when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday.

Robin Patton, prosecuting, said Foreshaw crept into a house while the owner was asleep upstairs, and stole a handbag, jewellery, two jewellery boxes and a digital camera.

Judge Beatrice Bolton adjourned sentence until October 12, for reports. Foreshaw, who is subject to a drug treatment and testing order, was released on conditional bail.