A mugger who grabbed a gold chain from around the neck of a Tube passenger has been jailed.

Matthew Adeleye Edun, 22, of Hackney, was sentenced to 21 months in prison by Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday, April 25, after entering a guilty plea.

The robbery took place on July 8, 2012 at around 7.40am on a southbound Northern line tube travelling between London Bridge and Stockwell.

The victim, a 41-year-old from Croydon, boarded the tube at London Bride underground and noticed eight youths.

During the journey Edun, who was part of the group, stood behind the man and pulled the gold chain off his neck.

The victim tried to get the chain back but was surrounded and punched in the face by one of the group.

Edun put the chain in his pocket and left the tube at Elephant and Castle.

He was arrested on November 8 2012 after CCTV was used to track his movements.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Constable Karen Sweeney, from British Transport Police (BTP), said: “This must have been a very frightening and intimidating experience for the victim.

“He was very upset to have his chain taken, which had huge sentimental value as it was a present from his wife 10 years ago.

“When incidents such as this happen, BTP takes them very seriously and will do everything in our power to identify and prosecute those responsible.”