Cyclist snatches woman’s phone in Plashet Park, East Ham

A cyclist snatched a woman’s phone out of her hand mid-conversation while she was sitting on a bench in Plashet Park on Tuesday.

The 45-year-old woman was relaxing in the sunshine in the park in East Ham near the Shrewsbury Road entrance while making a phone call at around 12pm.

A man, described as around 30-years-old, thin, with facial hair and a black bike, rode past and took the Samsung Galaxy S2 out of her hand before riding off towards Woodhouse Grove.

Anyone with information can call Newham police on non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.