A TEENAGE burglar who terrorised an elderly couple - aged 97 and 87 - screamed ‘it’s not fair!’ as he was dragged from the dock into custody by court officers.

Victor Oladipo, 18, of Arne Court, Laindon, was due to attend a five-day trial for raiding the home of an elderly couple in Timberlog Lane, Basildon.

He was charged with aggravated burglary alongside Sean Byrne, 30, of no fixed address, and Joe Haide 29, of Lincoln Road, Basildon.

However Oladipo and Haide admitted the lesser charge of burglary on Monday and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) offered no evidence in the case against Byrne, meaning he was free to leave court.

The two men smashed their way into the home of an elderly man and woman - aged 97 and 87 respectively.

Armed with pickaxes the court heard they found on scene, the men then threatened the couple before making off with jewellery after the woman chased them with her husband’s crutch.

Haide had been remanded in prison since his arrest in September last year and Recorder Gerard Pounder saw fit to remand him until sentencing.

Oladipo had been bailed to his girlfriend’s home in the lead up to the trial, but after Recorder Pounder told the men they would face a prison sentence, his bail was revoked and he was remanded into custody. On hearing this, Oladipo began begging the judge to change his mind.

After sobbing in the dock, he stood up and screamed: “It’s not fair.

“I don’t understand.

“I need to see my family. Please your honour.

“I can’t go back there. I need to see my family. What am I supposed to do? It’s not fair.”

Oladipo and Haide will appear at Basildon Crown Court to be sentenced on April 11.