Police have issued a warning after a Lebanese loop was found in a Wandsworth Sainsbury's cash machine.

A Lebanese loop is a device used to commit fraud and identity theft by exploiting automated teller machines.

In its simplest form, it is a strip or sleeve of metal or plastic which blocks the ATM's card slot, causing any inserted card to be apparently retained by the machine, allowing it to be retrieved by the fraudster when the card holder leaves.

Wandsworth Times:

The Lebanese loop found by police

Furzedown Police tweeted on Sunday that one had been discovered in Mitcham Lane.

"Remember to check any cash machines you use," the tweet read.

"Don’t let your card get cloned.

"This #LebaneseLoop was removed from the cash machine at Sainsbury’s on Mitcham Lane."