A "prolific thief" has been jailed and banned from the East Hill area of Wandsworth following the violent robbery of a Battersea shop.

Jake Nedd, 27, from All Saints Passage, Wandsworth, was handed an 18-week prison sentence for the early morning raid on the unnamed shop in Battersea Bridge Road where he assaulted the owner.

He is also thought to be responsible for a wave of car break-ins around East Hill and, as a result, was given an Asbo by the courts which prevents him from entering the area when he is released.

The order will remain in place until April 2015 and bars him from entering the area known locally as The Tonsleys and also a swathe of residential streets between East Hill and Allfarthing Lane.

Nedd is also prohibited from touching or entering any motor vehicle anywhere in London without the express permission of the owner or keeper and banned from having in his possession any satnav system without a valid receipt.

Wandsworth Council’s community safety spokesman Councillor Jonathan Cook said: "If Mr Nedd breaches the conditions of his Asbo we will certainly press the courts to impose the stiffest possible penalty."