A BURGLAR was thrown through the windscreen of a car he had stolen when he crashed it while trying to get away.

Jordan Dean crashed the Mini Cooper into a parked van in Scotland Road, Cambridge, at 2am on March 25 after burgling a home in Milton Road, Cambridge, earlier in the night.

His 17-year-old passenger was cut free from the car. He lost 10 teeth and was taken to hospital for reconstructive surgery to his face.

Dean's brother Lawrence was in a van behind the Mini at the time of the crash.

Items of jewellery, a flat screen television, laptop and an iPod were stolen in the burglary.

Jordan Dean, of Crowland Way, Cambridge, admitted burglary and aggravated vehicle taking and was jailed for three years at Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday (October 17). He was also banned from driving for 12 months.

It is his fourth burglary conviction.

Lawrence Dean, 20, of Edinburgh Road, Cambridge, was convicted of handling stolen goods following a two-day trial. He was given a 12-month community order with 240 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £1,200 costs.

The 17-year-old, who can't be named for legal reasons, admitted handling stolen good and allowing himself to be carried in a stolen vehicle. He was sentenced to a two-year youth rehabilitation order with supervision and a curfew and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Detective Constable Denise Brown said: "Not only did the victim have their home ransacked and valuables taken, they also had the added misery of having their car written off by these offenders.

"Jordan Dean showed complete disregard for other road users by trying to drive off in the stolen car at high speed.

"It was only down to sheer luck that the two in the car were not killed in the collision, or that they did not kill or seriously injure another driver or pedestrian.

"Jordan Dean is a prolific offender and we're please he has now been brought to justice."