A thief who stole two motorbikes from a woman which were worth a total of £1,850 has been sentenced.

Connor Dowdall, of Gordon Road, Basildon, stole a Triumph TT 600cc worth £650 and a Derbi Terra 125cc worth £1200, both belonging to the woman, on April 15.

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The 21-year-old admitted the thefts when he appeared at Southend Magistrates' Court on July 18.

Dowdall has been ordered to carry out unpaid work for 160 hours within the next twelve months.

He must also pay compensation of £1,850.

An application was made for benefit deductions.