A MAN who left blood at the scene of a burglary was traced through his DNA.

Blackburn magistrates heard at the time of the offence Marley Pearson was subject to three suspended sentences for similar offences.

And he was jailed for a total of 30 weeks after all the sentences were activated and another 11 weeks added for the latest offence.

Pearson, 22, of Blackburn Road, Accrington, pleaded guilty to burglary at WII Car Wash and theft of two power tools.

Imposing the prison sentence Deputy District Judge Phil Barnes said Pearson had been given a chance when the suspended sentences were imposed.

"You have squandered that chance and you haven't even phoned your probation officer since the community order was imposed," said Deputy District Judge Barnes.

Peter Bardsley, prosecuting, said the owner went to his car wash and saw a window had been broken and he discovered blood stains inside the office.

Janet Sime, defending, said her client was a young man who was on his own with no family support.

"He does ask me to apologise for his behaviour," said Miss Sime.