A man who burgled a 92-year-old at her Kew home has been jailed.

Patrick McDonagh, 33, pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court on Monday (August 19) to carrying out a 'distraction burglary' on the Kew resident, now 93, in September 2018.

He has been sentenced to 27 months in jail.

Responding to a request for comment from the Times, a spokesperson for Kew Met Police Service (MPS) offered further details of the case.

"In September 2018 McDonagh entered a property under the pretence of asking for a glass of water.

"While the then 92-year-old victim was distracted getting this he has made his way into other parts of the address without permission.

"Following an extensive investigation by the Kew Safer Neighbourhood Team and other police colleagues, McDonagh was arrested in April 2019, he was remanded in custody and sentenced at Kingston Crown on Monday having plead guilty following the now 93-year-old victim’s attendance at Court," the spokesperson said.

After the sentence was passed, Kew Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) released a statement on the case.

Mr McDonagh, they said, took advantage of his elderly victim's kindness and would now face the consequences of his actions.

"McDonagh took advantage of the kindness demonstrated to him.

"Thanks to an extensive investigation and testament from the victim, McDonagh will now face imprisonment.

"We hope the outcome will offer this lady some closure on this understandably traumatic incident," Kew SNT said.