The trial of five men accused of trying to plunder huge sums of money from a high street bank will begin today.

They will stand trial at London's Southwark Crown Court.

Lanre Abudu, 25, of Putney, south-west London, denies charges of fraud, theft, and possession of articles for use in fraud.

He and Akash Vaghela, 27, of Beavers Lane, Hounslow, west London, deny conspiring to steal credit balances from Santander Bank using a keyboard video monitoring (KVM) device on September 12.

Duane Jean-Jaques, 24, of Belsize Road, north-west London, denies conspiring to steal from Barclays and a charge of concealing criminal property.

Steven Hannah, 42, of Bell Street, Marylebone, north-west London, and James Murphy, 34, of Chelsea, south-west London also deny conspiracy to commit fraud using credit cards on before September 19 last year.