Smartphone thief jailed

Jayde Grant Credit: British Transport Police

A prolific smartphone thief, who snatched phones from commuters travelling on London's busy trains, has been jailed for five years.

Jayde Grant, 28, of Camberwell admitted stealing 12 mobile phones and one handbag from passengers on trains and in stations in Southwark and Lewisham.

Police identified him from DNA found on items that he'd left behind following two thefts.