Thefts from London commuters rise

The number of thefts from rail passengers is on the rise in London,according to new figures. British Transport Police said thieves have been targeting smartphones and tablets in particular and they warned of recent organised pick pocketing activity.

However, crime on the railways more generally has fallen for a ninth successive year.

British Transport Police Chief Constable Andy Trotter said:"2012/13 has been an exceptional year in our history, with the force playing a crucial role in the success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games."