A TEENAGE boy who admitted to a robbery of a mobile phone and pedal bike and using threatening words or behaviour has been given a custodial sentence.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Wigan and Leigh Youth Court on Thursday, October 22.

The teenager admitted to a charge of robbery of a mobile phone and a pedal bike to the value of £1,000 in Leigh on August 22 this year.

The boy also pleaded guilty to theft of a watch worth £300.

He also pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour towards two people on the same date.

He was sentenced to an 18-month detention and training order for the robbery, with no separate penalties for the other offences.

A court sheet said the sentence was passed because "the offence, or the combination of the offence and one or more offences associated with it" was "so serious that only a sentence of detention can be justified".

The boy must also pay £500 compensation.