Thief must do unpaid work
A thief who broke into vans and stole thousands of pounds worth of tools has been ordered to carry out unpaid community work.
Jack Strover, of Bybrook Road, Ashford, denied the theft charge but was convicted by Folkestone magistrates for the offence which happened in October last year.
The 29-year-old took tools and property worth £5,124 from the vehicles parked in a yard at the Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate.
Strover was ordered to complete 220 hours of unpaid work in the next year, and was also ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation.