A man's "community spirit" has been praised by police after he ran home to get his bike to chase a mugger on Christmas Day.
Tomek Sievek saw a tourist get robbed of his mobile phone near Hyde Park while he was out for a walk with his family.
Mr Sievek ran home to get his mountain bike and chased the thief before flagging down police to say he had caught him.
The police then went to help the grateful tourist.
Mustapha Zitouni, 35, of no fixed address appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday (Friday) where he was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment after pleading guilty to theft.