A YOUTH who admitted to a string of offences in Ilkley in recent weeks has been sentenced.

The 16-year-old who cannot be identified for legal reasons pleaded guilty to four charges when he appeared before magistrates sitting in youth court at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court on August 7.

The youth admitted Burglary of the Lister Arms (Wetherspoons) in Ilkley on July 28 this year when he entered as a trespasser with intent to steal; possessing an offensive weapon (large wooden pole) on June 24, in Ilkley; criminal damage to a window valued at under £5,000 at Mayfield Avenue, Ilkley, on July 9; and criminal damage (glass door and window) valued at under £5,000 at Riverside Hotel, Ilkley, on July 28.

A fifth charge of stealing two bottles of cough medicine of a value unknown from Tesco, in Springs Lane, Ilkley, on June 25, was withdrawn at the request of the prosecution. No plea had been entered.

The defendant was given a three month 7pm to 7am curfew and ordered to comply with and complete 91 supervised youth rehabilitation activity requirement days.

Another teen alleged to have been present at the scene was arrested and bailed pending further investigation.