A man broke into an art gallery and stole over £40,000 worth of sculptures and paintings, a court heard.

Jamie Nash, 40, of Bristol Road South, Birmingham, broke into Clarendon Fine Art Gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold before stealing items worth £44,975.

He appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on March 9, where he pleaded guilty to entering the art gallery as a trespasser on March 5 and stealing the items.

Nash was remanded in custody and committed to Gloucester Crown Court for sentence on April 12.