A man who stole a doorstep delivery was caught on Ring doorbell footage.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard the owner of the package posted a still from the device on social media and Anthony McCombs was identified by a member of the public.

McCombs, 43, of Cherry Tree Guest House, Islington, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to theft of a TV unit, worth £79, belonging to Mulla Ayshabibi.

He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £79 compensation, £85 costs and £26 victim surcharge.

Nicola Mills, prosecuting, said Mr Ayshabibi ordered the TV unit from B&Q and it was delivered to his address in Blackburn by Yodel at 10.41am on November 28.

She said: "The delivery was caught on a Ring doorbell and later that morning it also caught McCombs approaching the door, picking up the parcel and walking away."

Miss Mill said the victim didn't recognise the defendant but he was identified after the social media posting, and the information passed to the police.

Gareth Price, mitigating, said his client had been put under pressure to commit the offence by the other man who was with him.

"It doesn't amount to the defence of duress, but it does provide some kind of explanation for the offence, which is out of character for my client," said Mr Price.

"He is currently working with the drug agencies and he is getting help with his mental health issues."