Police want to return stolen mobile phones to their owners after recovering 24 that they believe were snatched in the City or West End on March 26.

The appeal follows an arrest outside the Bank of England that day when City Police said they found the devices.

Sonny Stringer, a 28-year-old from Islington, has been charged with nine thefts, one robbery, dangerous driving and having no motor insurance. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Isleworth Crown Court on April 22.

Two suspects were seen on camera riding electric motorcycles who police say were identified as phone snatchers. CCTV operators kept them on camera and alerted officers. One arrest was made.

Anyone who had their phone snatched by a motorbike rider on March 26 in central London is being urged to call City Police on 020 7601 2222, reference 177793.