A young woman was left terrified after being woken during the night and realising a burglar had got into her home.

Leeds Crown Court heard the victim in her 20s was disturbed in the early hours of February 18 by the sound of smashing glass.

Duncan Ritchie prosecuting said the occupant of the house in New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, then heard someone outside her bedroom and saw the door handle moving.

She shouted out “Who is it” and heard footsteps running down the stairs as the intruder, Ferenc Hegedus fled.

A Hungarian national with previous convictions for robbery and burglary in his own country, he was traced through his DNA having left blood at the scene.

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Richard Holland representing Hegedus said he had been in the UK 15 months working throughout as a self-employed painter and decorator.

That night he had got so drunk he did not remember a lot of what happened but accepted he entered the property intending to steal although left empty-handed when the woman called out.

Hegedus, 35 of Springdale Court, Thornton Lodge, admitted burglary and was jailed for 18 months.

The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Peter Collier QC said Hegedus was arrested in February in this country for being drunk and dealt with by a community resolution.

“On February 18 you were drunk again and you broke into the house where the victim in this case was living. She was asleep when you broke in. The noise woke her up and she heard you outside her bedroom door, that would have been very terrifying for her."