A DANGEROUS burglar has been jailed for more than six years following an aggravated burglary in which he was armed with a knife.

Waheed Khan, 49, of Queen's Road, Halifax, entered a property in the Pellon area last November armed with a knife.

He pushed the victim to the floor and threatened them, before stealing a laptop, mobile phone, bank card and cash.

Khan was arrested following the incident and detectives quickly identified the offence as very similar to one he had committed years earlier.

He was jailed for six-and-a-half years for the aggravated burglary at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson, of Calderdale CID, said: "Khan is a dangerous man who has had a profound detrimental impact on vulnerable people in the last few years across Calderdale.

"He would have undoubtedly gone on to offend further, potentially with dire consequences.

"These actions provided the most positive of outcomes for a victim who initially didn’t believe we would ever bring anyone to justice. We were also able to recover the victims property.

"I welcome this lengthy sentence as it ensures that the public are protected from this individual for some time."