Police track down attempted murder suspect using an app on his alleged victim's stolen iPhone

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police tracked him down using an app on his alleged victim's stolen iPhone. Metropolitan Police officers were called Brockley Road in Lewisham on Wednesday night.

iPhone users can choose whether to install the 'Find My Phone' app Credit: Press Association

When officers arrived, they found a 43-year-old man with a stab wound to his neck. His alleged attacker had taken the victim's iPhone. Police realised it had the Find My Phone app installed, which tracks it via GPS technology.

They pinpointed the phone to a bus in the Brockley Road area. Officers tracked it down, stopped it and boarded before he used an emergency exit button to escape. The 29-year-old man was found hiding in gardens and arrested.