A TEENAGE boy who burgled two homes before being arrested after a chase with police on the M62 has been jailed.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was handed a 14-month detention and training order on Monday, October 19, after admitting two counts of burglary and two of aggravated vehicles taking.

Warrington Magistrates Court heard that the teen broke into a property on Alaska Mews in Chapelford on Saturday, October 3, and stole a Mercedes car which was damaged before it was recovered.

He struck again in the early hours of the following Tuesday, October 6, by burgling a house on Sycamore Lane in Great Sankey.

A Vauxhall Mokka was stolen from the address but was traced to the M62 westbound and stopped by police at around 1am.

Two occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot but were detained – with the car having been ‘driven dangerously and damaged’ after the theft and crashed into street furniture.

The youth also admitted failing to comply with a youth rehabilitation order handed down by the same court in August.

This was imposed after a string of convictions – including burglaries on Ludlow Close in Padgate and St Elphin’s Close in Howley and at the Jolly Falstaff pub in Padgate, as well as two robberies committed on the same day, three counts of aggravated vehicle taking and driving while disqualified.

But he failed to comply with a 7pm to 7am curfew included in the order on a number of occasions.

Magistrates also banned him from driving for 31 months and told him to pay a victim surcharge of £34.

A second 17-year-old, from Liverpool, has denied two counts of burglary and two charges of aggravated vehicle taking in relation to the same incidents.

The teenager, who also cannot be named for legal reasons, will be put on trial at Chester Magistrates Court next month.