THREE teenagers have been locked up for a "terrifying" knifepoint robbery in Keighley.

Byron Bell, 18, of Wrose Road, Bradford, Mohammed Fellows, 19, of Granville Road, Bradford, and Liam Karolyi, 18, of Morrison Avenue in Rotherham were charged by police after targeting a vulnerable adult.

The incident happened on April 11 this year when the suspects entered a flat on Aireville Road in Keighley.

They pinned their 57-year-old male victim down onto his bed and held a knife to his throat, whilst the others stole the TV from his room.

The victim suffered a cut to his neck, which required surgery, as a result of the incident.

All three were found guilty following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.

Today all three teenagers were sentenced. Mohammed Fellows was jailed for eight years, Byron Bell was jailed for seven years and four months and Liam Karolyi was jailed for two years and nine months.

Detective Inspector Suzanne Hall, of Bradford District CID, said: “We are pleased with the result and the sentence which has been handed down to all three of these defendants.

“They targeted a vulnerable adult in his own home and subjected him to a terrifying ordeal, threatening him with a knife and stealing his property. The victim was left incredibly distressed as a result of the incident.

“Any incidents involving weapons and knives are dealt with robustly by West Yorkshire Police and we are committed to ensuring the perpetrators are brought to justice.”