A RYDE youth is not allowed out overnight for the next four months — after admitting a string of offences.

The 16-year-old, whose identity is protected, broke into two garages, drove illegally and attacked an emergency worker during an overnight crime spree.

He admitted burglaries at Ashey Road Garage in Ryde and Price's Garage, Pan, Newport, possessing an offensive weapon (an axe), possession of cannabis, the theft of prescription drugs and a backpack, driving without a licence and insurance, and assaulting a detention officer at Newport Police Station by beating.

He appeared before Island magistrates on Tuesday and was sentenced at the Isle of Wight Youth Court yesterday (Wednesday).

All the incidents happened during the early hours of Monday morning.

The youth stole as much as £700 cash during the break-ins.

He also breached a nine-month conditional discharge for handling stolen goods — the items being stolen cars, the bench was told.

For the teenager, James Cameron said his client was struggling at home in having to support his continuously unwell, housebound mother.

Mr Cameron added the youth was using cannabis and the tranquiliser, diazepam, at the time of the offences and did not recall much of what he did.

He was given a one-year youth rehabilitation order and a four-month curfew to remain indoors between 7pm and 7am.

He must pay £100 compensation.