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Loo roll thieves face swift justice in Essex

The trio stole loo rolls and hand sanitiser from a building site Credit: PA Images/Library pic

Three men who pinched toilet rolls from a building site in Essex have been fined and ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Johnnie Scamp, Thomas Simonds, and James Scamp were arrested within 30 minutes of a call to police about the break in at Hatfield Peverel.

A large quantity of hand sanitiser and toilet rolls, along with a laptop, and microwave were taken from the site in Bury Lane on Friday 20 March.

At Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 23 March all three pleaded guilty to 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.

The trio have all also been told to pay fines and costs of £125.

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Officers responded really quickly to reports of suspicious activity at the building sit and were able to detain these three men shortly after the offence had taken place. “This swift response just highlights that we’re still out around the county, protecting and serving Essex.

– Investigating officer PC Brian Sargent

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