Two “prolific” teenage offenders have pleaded guilty to burglary after a stolen car smashed into a Wiltshire house.

Two 16-year-old boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to burglary following an incident in Devizes at around 3.20am on Wednesday, January 10.

One of the boys also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving without a licence or insurance at Swindon Youth Court on Tuesday, January 16.

During the incident, the boys burgled a victim’s property before stealing his car and driving it dangerously, say police.

The car then crashed into a nearby property, causing damage, before the pair were arrested.

CCI Bianca Ledbury, from the Wiltshire Police Burglary Unit, said the boys were prolific offenders who had caused “widespread disruption” in the area.

She added: "This investigation was able to progress quickly due to the combined efforts of several departments, working together to enable the swift arrest of the offenders.

"This could have been a very different story had it been a different time of day. Thankfully no one was hurt during this incident. 

"Burglary is one of the most invasive crimes with a lasting effect upon those targeted. These offenders are prolific and have caused widespread disruption in their Local area.”

Both boys have been remanded in custody until sentencing on February 6.