THREE men who stole a large amount of hand sanitiser and toilet rolls have been handed a combined total of 400 hours of unpaid work. 

Johnnie Scamp, Thomas Simonds, and James Scamp were arrested within 30 minutes of a call into Essex Police relating to a burglary at a building site in Hatfield Peverel.

A large amount of hand sanitiser and toilet rolls, along with a laptop and microwave were taken from the site on Friday.

All three have now admitted burglary.

Johnnie Scamp, 29, of Love Lane, Aveley, was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work, while 41 year-old James Scamp, of Comet Close, Purfleet, and Simmonds, 37, of Broxburn Drive, South Ockendon, were told to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work.

Officer Brian Sargent said: “This swift response highlights that we’re still out around the county, protecting and serving Essex.”