A burglar caught be officers at the scene of a break-in has been sentenced. 

Unemployed Tyrone Grant, 36, of no fixed address, was sentenced yesterday at Thames Magistrates Couty to a community order of 150 hours unpaid work over the next twelve months.  

Police were called to Lea Bridge Steel Works in Rigg Approach, Leyton, on May 24, after the security alarm was sounded.

Grant had climbed up the outside of the building and broke into the offices where he then stole £1, 400 cash.

He was caught by officers at the scene and taken to an east London police station for questioning where he was released and later charged on June 16.

The 36 year-old admitted the offence on June 18 and was released on bail ahaed of yesterday's court appearance where he was also ordered to pay £500 compensation and a victim surcharge cost of £60.