A WINSFORD teenager has been sent to custody after burgling a flat in the town with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to the occupant.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Chester Crown Court on November 10 for sentencing.

The court heard the youth entered a property near the Oakmere Road/High Street roundabout on November 18 last year.

While committing the burglary, the teenage trespasser also intended to inflict grievous bodily harm on a person inside.

Having pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated burglary at a hearing on September 29, the boy returned to court this month.

Due to the seriousness of the offence, Judge Steven Everett sentenced the teen to 40 months in a young offender's institution.

At the September hearing, a second teenager, aged 18, pleaded not guilty to the offence and is due to stand trial from January 11 next year.