Dozens of mobile phones believed to have been stolen by thieves on an electric motorcycles have been recovered.

City of London police recovered 24 phones, which they believe were all stolen in Westminster or central London on March 26 before 11.15am.

The force is now appealing for anyone who had their phone snatched by a motorbike rider in that morning to get in touch.

Police brought together resources from various units after two suspects riding Siron electric motorcycles were identified as phone snatchers.

One man was later arrested at Bank junction.

Further investigations into the other suspect are ongoing as police continue to try to return 13 of the stolen phones to their owners.

If you had your mobile phone snatched by a motorbike rider on the morning of March 26 in the West End or central London, call 020 7601 2222, quoting reference 177793.

  • Sonny Stringer, 28, from Islington, has been charged with nine thefts, one robbery, dangerous driving and driving without insurance. He was remanded in custody and will appear at Isleworth Crown Court on April 22.