South East Wales

Newport man stole own sons' Christmas presents

Joshua Seivwright Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Joshua Seivwright told police the presents for his sons were his to sell

A man has been jailed for stealing his own children's Christmas presents following a row with their mother.

Joshua Seivwright, 28, broke in to take his two sons' Playstation and games six days before Christmas.

He later took them to a Game shop in his home city of Newport and sold them.

He admitted the burglary at Newport Crown Court, carried out just weeks after he had been released from prison for a similar offence. He was sentenced to eight months in prison.

The court heard how his partner Katie Thomas had told him to stay away from their home so he said: "If you're not going to let me in, I'll break in.

"You've ruined my Christmas, so I'll ruin yours."

When arrested, he told officers that the stolen goods had been his to sell.

But the court heard how CCTV showed him breaking into the house through a kitchen window.