A FLAME-GRILLED thief has admitted stealing £3,000 from Burger King.

Craig Dorrell took the whopper amount between September 1 and September 19 earlier this year from the restaurant in Colchester.

The 28-year-old admitted theft at Colchester Magistrates' Court.

Dorrell, of Tydeman Close, Ipswich, was handed a community order where he must complete 180 hours of unpaid work.

He must pay £2,250 compensation.

No costs were ordered so the compensation can take priority.