A NIGHT-TIME burglar who climbed in through a window at a shelter for the homeless in Bradford city centre has been locked up for 12 months.

Callum Hood, 20, was living at the accommodation when he targeted the woman’s flat shortly after midnight to steal bottles of perfume and a snow glow, Bradford Crown Court heard today.

Hood was sentenced on a video link to HMP Doncaster after he was remanded in custody following the offence.

He pleaded guilty to burgling the ground floor flat on May 12 while the young woman occupier and her boyfriend were at home.

Prosecutor Stephen Littlewood said Hood admitted the burglary at the magistrates’ court and the case was adjourned for a report from the probation service.

The court heard the woman heard a noise from her bedroom and saw Hood outside the window. Although it was dark she recognised him.

He was seen on CCTV hanging around after midnight and then leaving the immediate area carrying something.

Mr Littlewood said the police recovered the four bottles of perfume and the snow glow from Hood’s flat at the complex.

He had seven previous convictions for 22 offences, including stealing a bank card from his mother and alcohol from his sister, the court was told.

He was drunk at the time he burgled the flat and on police bail.

Mr Littlewood also pointed out that Hood burgled the flat “at the height of lockdown” when householders were likely to be even more wary of intrusions into their homes.

Hood’s barrister, Emma Downing, said he was only just 20 and had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

He had ADHD and had been locked up “in the most challenging circumstances,” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hood had taken perfume and a snow glow and not the usual items chosen by house burglars.

He was remorseful and ashamed and was now free of alcohol and drugs.

Hood was now highly motivated to accept the professional help offered to him after showing poor compliance with court orders in the past, Miss Downing said.

Judge Jonathan Rose said Hood had entered the flat of a young woman seeking refuge in accommodation for the homeless. He had struck at night and caused damage to her wind chimes when getting in through the window.

The judge said it was time to lock him up.

Hood was sentenced to 12 months’ detention in a young offender institution.