A man who admitted stealing electricity to grow cannabis is due to be sentenced.

Unemployed Jonathon Smith, of Boscombe Avenue in Leyton, pleaded guilty on April 9 to abstracting electricity without authority and producing class B cannabis at Thames Magistrates Court.

The 49-year-old was arrested on January 7 following a drugs raid on his home. 

He was released on uncondtional bail to be sentenced today at Thames Magistrates Court.