Detectives have arrested and charged a man after an 81-year-old had to be taken to hospital after she was robbed in Bexleyheath.

A 40-year-old from Erith has been charged with robbery in connection with the incident, which took place last week on Thursday, November 19.

Jay Makwana, of Northumberland Park, Erith, is alleged to have robbed an elderly woman of cash at Bexley Marketplace.

The 81-year-old victim suffered facial injuries, and was taken by London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital where her injuries were assessed as not life-threatening.

Makwana was arrested on Tuesday, November 24, and was taken to a south London police station where he has today (November 26) been charged with robbery.

He was remanded in custody to appear that same day at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.