TEENAGE burglars who went on a break-ins spree across Darwen have each been jailed.

One female householder was confronted by Lee Cox and Blake Martin in her own bedroom during one failed raid, Preston Crown Court was told.

She managed to hustle the pair, both aged 19, out of her house during the incident, the court heard.

Cox, of Wood Street, and Martin, of Snape Street, both Darwen, each admitted to a burglary on April 29 in Priory Drive, where bank cards, an electric razor and iPhone were taken.

And they pleaded guilty to three attempted break-ins, two in Rectory Close and one in Cloister Drive, the same night, and fraudulently using a stolen bank card.

Martin also admitted to an assault on a man in a hostel where he had been staying.

Several similar offences from 2017 and 2018 were also taken into consideration.

Cox, facing his third conviction for burglary, was given 876 days youth custody. Martin was sentenced to 22 months.

Mark Stuart, for Cox, said his client was now drugs-free and had completed courses in custody. He had the offer of a flooring job upon his release.

Anna Chestnutt, for Martin, said the defendant owed a large drugs debt.