A PROLIFIC offender, aged 17, has been described by a Crown Court judge as ‘a walking crime wave’.

The teenager who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Chester Crown Court on Monday charged with committing 16 offences – in just five days.

During the hearing the boy admitted:

Taking a Nissan Almera without consent from a house in Whitby on February 28.

Driving the Nissan Almera while disqualified on March 1.

Burglary of two garages in Brunswick Crescent, Ellesmere Port, on March 3.

Aggravated vehicle taking in relation to a Fiat 500 on March 3.

Driving the Fiat 500 while disqualified on March 3.

Making off with £36.21 worth of fuel without paying.

Burglary in Inglewood Drive, Ellesmere Port, on March 4.

Aggravated vehicle taking in relation to a BMW on March 4.

Making off with £57.11 worth of fuel on March 4.

Dangerous driving in Ellesmere Port on March 5.

Driving while disqualified on March 5.

He denied one burglary charge and three charges of making off without payment and these will be left to lie on file.

The teenager, who has already received 14 sentences for a number of previous offences, has never held a driving licence.

Judge Roger Dutton described the boy as ‘a walking crime wave’ and advised his barrister that, if it was not for the fact he was under 18, he would be looking at a minimum jail term of three years.

He has been remanded in custody until June 27, when he will return to Chester Crown Court just days before his 18th birthday for sentence.