A BURGLAR who evaded police for two years is finally behind bars following a Crimewatch appeal.
Nael Khaliq, 30, was jailed for three and a half years after admitting to three burglaries.
The first took place on November 4 2009 in Greenlands Crescent, Southall, and nearly a year later, on October 28 2010, he struck again in Skipton Drive, Hayes.
In September 2011, he broke into a property in Waye Avenue, Hounslow, and forensic clues left at each scene led to Khaliq.
Last November, he featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme as a wanted man. Less than a month later, he was stopped in Hammersmith and arrested after providing false personal details. He was later transferred to Uxbridge Police station and charged.
Khaliq, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on May 11.
DC Neil Sykes, the investigating officer, said: "This was a lengthy and protracted case involving intensive enquiries trying to locate Mr Khaliq.
"I am grateful to the public who assisted after the appeal on Crimewatch. We are working hard to tackle burglaries."