A teenager has been remanded in prison after admitting threatening to kill his neighbour and burn down his flat.

Jamie Ross, 19, poured lighter fluid over the interior of his Attleborough home and threatened he would set it alight if police attempted to enter during the incident.

Norwich Magistrates’ Court heard he had also threatened to stab his neighbour in the neck with a screwdriver and sent similar threatening messages.

Lesla Small, prosecuting, said neighbours had also alleged that he had threatened them with a chair leg and thrown paint over communal stairs at flats on Defiant Precinct off Church Street in the town centre.

Ross pleaded guilty to three counts of threats to kill and criminal damage.

The court was told the neighbour felt it had been a “nightmare” and that she was terrified for the safety of herself and her children.

His defence solicitor said he had been suffering a mental health episode at the time.

Magistrates remanded him into custody pending a further hearing on July 10 after he was unable to provide an alternative address outside Attleborough.