A man who admitted six counts of fuel theft will be sentenced later this month.

James Mailer, 35, of Rochford Avenue in Loughton, pleaded guilty to making off without paying for diesel worth £130.02.

The offences took place between December 11 and January 22 at petrol stations in Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Harlow and Waltham Abbey.

Mailer will be sentenced at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on March 28.