A teen broke into Worcester College with pals and fired-off fire extinguishers, leaving behind a foamy trail of destruction – before trying to rob a pub quizzer of £20.

Three months after his escapades last October, Brandon West, 18, and a younger friend pestered a man as he came out Oxford train station, demanding he hand over his headphones and shoes.

The victim of that robbery, which took place on January 6, said it a statement read to Oxford Crown Court: “I was worried they could really hurt me and feared for my life in that moment.”

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Prosecutor Rebecca Foulkes told Judge Ian Pringle QC that CCTV showed West trying to persuade a student to let him into Worcester College annexe the Franks Building just before 11pm on October 26.

He was unsuccessful, but seemed to have got in through an open window. Camera footage then showed him letting a group of unknown men into the lodgings.

The men stole food from the kitchen and took fire extinguishers with them. “Other males can be seen spraying [the extinguishers] as they then exit the college and go out onto the street,” Ms Foulkes said.

Within minutes, at 11.10pm, the group confronted a man as he left a pub quiz at the Old Bookbinders in Jericho.

West asked him: “Do you have £20?” The teen refused to take no for an answer, demanding the man get his wallet out. The victim was punched in the face, possibly by West’s co-defendant, but managed to run away.

Less than three months later, on January 6 and by then on a community order for non-dwelling burglary, West was with a friend in Frideswide Square when they challenged another man, who had just left the railway station.

The friend, who cannot be named as he is under-18 and dealt with separately at the youth court, demanded the man ‘swap coats’ with him and ‘swap shoes’ with West. The youth went on ‘just give me everything you have’ and later headbutted him.

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The victim’s AirPod headphone was ripped from his ear then stamped on, before members of the public came to his aid.

West, of Alleyne Road, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to burglary, attempted robbery and robbery. He had two previous convictions.

Justin Jarmola, mitigating, said his client had been moved around during teenage years spent in the care system.

“He essentially was required to move about bouncing between different local authorities, different communities until the age of 18,” the barrister said.

Since being remanded in custody in January, he had completed GCSEs in maths and English.

Judge Pringle sentenced him to three years’ detention.

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