A man has been charged with stealing his own barrister's mobile phone during an appearance at Bexley Magistrates' Court.

Bobby Heath, 25, of Simnel Road, Lee, allegedly took the phone at the court on May 1.

Heath was appearing in court to plead guilty to charges of possession of cannabis and driving without insurance.

He was fined £65 plus a £20 victim surcharge for possessing cannabis and fined £100 plus £150 court costs and had his driving licence endorsed with six points for the motoring offence.

Charges of driving a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and riding a motorcycle without protective headgear were discontinued at court.

He has been bailed to appear again at Bexley Magistrates' Court on June 2 regarding the alleged theft of the mobile phone.