A man has been sentenced after stealing from an off-licence and attacking three people in one day.

Paul Robert Jones, 27, stole 4 cans of alcohol worth £11.96, from The Off Licence in the Basildon on May 10.

Jones, of Sorrell Court, Basildon, also attacked two police officers and another man on the same day.

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Jones has been ordered to have treatment for alcohol dependency for 6 months after appearing at Basildon Magistrates' Court.

He must also take part in a rehabilitation activity for up to 20 days and carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

He has been told to pay £50 compensation each to the two officers he attacked, £75 for assaulting the other man, £70 prosecution costs and £11.96 compensation for the theft.