AN ATTEMPT to steal from Burnley's Empire Theatre Bar was less than star studded.

Blackburn magistrates heard Andrew Wayne Woodrup cut himself breaking in leaving blood which resulted in a DNA hit.

And he then left empty handed after failing to remove the glass from a door.

Woodrup, 38, of Parkinson Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal. He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with nine months drug rehabilitation requirement, made subject to a curfew between 7 pm and 7 am for six weeks and ordered to pay £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said the property had been the subject of repeated burglaries.

"On this occasion the bar manager was contacted by the cleaner to say they had been broken into again," said Miss Allan.

Mark Williams, defending, said his client, who had an extensive record, had been out of trouble for nearly five years.

"He had managed to be drug free for over four years," said Mr Williams. "Unfortunately there has been a relapse and he has been struggling in terms of his finances. He recognises the problem and wants to stop it once and for all."