Presents stolen from Great Ormond Street intensive care ward

Christmas presents destined for sick children in an intensive care unit of Great Ormond Street Hospital have been stolen.

Up to 20 wrapped presents which had been bought from the hospital's charity fund were taken.

The presents, included portable DVD players, DVDs, Nintendo DS games consoles, games and toys.

They were stolen sometime between Friday and Monday, and were taken from a non-public area of the hospital, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 and ask for the CID office at Holborn, or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.