A suspected motorcycle thief was caught red-handed by police - after he was spotted riding the bike he had allegedly stolen the previous day.

The Honda motorbike was reported stolen after a break-in at a garage in Rectory Lane, Sidcup, on Monday this week (October 30).

The following day, eagle-eyed police in Crayford spotted someone riding the stolen bike, and managed to grab the bike as the rider fled.

Police searched the area and found an 18-year-old who matched the description of the fleeing rider.

He was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle.