A string of parking meter thefts in South Wimbledon have prompted a police appeal.

Officers from Abbey ward took to Twitter to share the news that there had been a rise in thefts from the meters in Palmerston Road and Croft Road.

They have assured people that dialing 999 may be the best option to stop the thefts.

"If you see anyone acting suspicious it is totally acceptable to dial 999 on an occasion like this as there is potentially a crime taking place with a possible suspect is on the scene," they wrote.