A 24-year-old Denbigh man who broke into the town’s cricket club to steal beer worth £10 had confessed after CCTV footage was circulated on social media, a court heard.

Marcus Murphy, of Beacons Hill, Denbigh, must now do 200 hours unpaid work and pay £1,199 compensation and £85 costs.

Today (Wednesday) he pleaded guilty at Llandudno court to burglary on August 29.

District judge Gwyn Jones said alcohol was the root cause of the offending at a community facility.

Prosecutor James Neary said glass had been smashed and CCTV footage showed an intruder entering the clubhouse at 3.30am and stealing Budweiser from a fridge.

The burglary had a “huge effect” on the club which had to raise money for repairs.

Murphy was quizzed by police last month and said he had been “blackout drunk.”

He said he wished to pay for the damage to a door.

Defence solicitor Ben Jones said it was a “foolish” and “quite despicable” act by Murphy, who was on benefit. He was ashamed and within 24 hours had identified himself as the intruder.

Judge Jones said he would have been found, but he added: “The fact he’s avoided that additional trouble is a factor that goes in his favour.”