A serial burglar who was subject of a county-wide manhunt has pleaded guilty to eight offences.
At the hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday, May 19, David Howard admitted five counts of burglary and a further count of attempted burglary.
Howard, of no fixed address, was arrested in March after a police and media appeal.
He was spotted by a member of the public in Braintree and subsequently charged with a string of burglaries.
The 48-year-old has also asked for another 39 burglaries to be taken into consideration.
Howard’s defence has asked for a 10-week adjournment and proceedings are set to continue on August 11.
Howard has also pleaded guilty to two driving offences – charges of dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.