A 21-YEAR-OLD burglar has been ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to a retired householder following a break-in at her Almondbury home.

Usman Rasul left his fingerprints and blood at the scene after stealing a television from the detached property in Thorpe Lane seven months ago.

Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday that the premises had been the home of the householder for nearly 30 years and the burglary took place while she was out.

Prosecutor Richard Davies said Rasul, of Belmont Street, Highfields, was spotted by a neighbour with the television which he threw down as he fled the area.

When the householder returned to her home she found that extensive damage had been caused to her front door.

Mr Davies said it was estimated that the door would cost £1,000 to repair.

Rasul pleaded guilty to the burglary charge last month and yesterday he was sentenced to a community order which includes 150 hours of unpaid work.

Rasul was ordered to pay the compensation at the rate of £10 per week over the next two years.