A MAN has admitted carrying out a robbery and snatching a necklace in the city centre.

George Coles appeared at Oxford Crown Court today.

The 20-year-old of Shepherds Hill, Greater Leys, Oxford pleaded guilty to the single count of robbery at the brief hearing.

Coles carried out the robbery upon his sole victim while on Park End Street, Oxford, on June 16 last year.

During the incident he took a necklace to a value unknown.

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After the guilty plea had been entered to the single offence his defence barrister Peter Du Feu asked for a pre-sentence report ahead of sentencing.

He said that his client was a teenager at the time of the robbery and asked that all options be considered.

Presiding Judge Ian Pringle QC agreed to adjourn the case while a pre-sentence report is prepared.

That report, compiled by the National Probation Service, will explore all sentencing options.

He said he would agree to order the report in light of Coles's age and the length of time passed between carrying out the offence and the final sentencing hearing.

Judge Pringle warned, however, that 'robbery is a serious offence.'

He said to Mr Du Feu: "I don't want your client to be under any illusions, that all options are open."

The case was adjourned so that a report can be prepared.

He will be sentenced at the same court at a hearing to be held on August 10.

Coles was released on bail.