Burglar caught after leaving phone at scene

A teenage burglar from St Helens was caught after he accidentally left his mobile phone behind at the scene of the crime.

The 17-year-old boy from Clock Face left his Blackberry in the bedroom of the house he broke into.

When the owner returned, she found the phone on her bed and searched out the intruder via his BBM profile and then called the police.

The teen who we can't name because of his age was given a 12-month supervision order, a youth rehabilitation order and 100 hours community service.