A YOUNG Gibraltarian man has been sentenced to a year behind bars after carrying out a spree of burglaries across the Rock.

Christian Baglietto, 20, of Glacis Estate was finally arrested after stealing a Real Madrid sports bag from Laguna Youth Club in February.

It was the latest in a spate of 16 separate burglary incidents attributed to Baglietto who claimed he committed the robberies to fund his drug habit.

They included breaking into El Faro restaurant to steal the till takings, robbing the storeroom of the Hire U Shop of electronic equipment and making off with almost £200 in cash and a mobile phone from Cafe Fresco in Ocean Village.