A security worker who has admitted to stealing almost £1 million from a G4S van has been remanded in custody.

And it emerged that a 'substantial' amount of the loot has not yet been recovered.

Joel March, 36, appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court in south London today (Thurs) where he faced one count of theft from an employer.

March, admitted in court today to stealing £970,000 from a G4S security van in Clapham, south west London on Tuesday.

His charge read: "On April 23, 2019 at Larkhall Rise SW8 stole money to the value of £970,000.00 belonging to G4S."

March will next appear at Inner London Crown Court at a date to be confirmed.

Speaking after his court appearance this morning, prosecutor Amanda McCabe confirmed the 36-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence.

She said: "He pleaded guilty to theft by employee.

"Approximately £970,000 was stolen from a G4S van.

"He was committed to the Inner London Crown Court for sentence.

"A date there has not been set.

"He was remanded in custody."

A court document confirmed that March was remanded in custody "on the grounds that failure to surrender and commission of further offences due to the likely sentence and substantial sum of money outstanding."