A TEENAGER admitted breaking into a house in Southampton on Christmas Day to plunder gifts.

Carl Cheyne pleaded guilty to entering the house in Defender Road, Woolston, and taking 13 wrapped presents, six bottles of drink and a laptop computer.

The 18-year-old, who has no settled address, was told he could be subject to a three-year sentence as the break-in represented his third house burglary.

Cheyne, who was further remanded in custody, will be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on February 11.