A 13 year old boy was threatened with a knife and robbed of his phone as he made his way home from school on Friday. The incident happened outside of Upney station as the teenager had left school and was walking home. Three men approached the school boy and pulled a flick knife out on him, demanding he hand over his phone.
The incident has left the boy and his family very upset and angry by what has happened. His uncle who did not wish to be named, told the Havering Daily:
“My nephew was walking home on his own after finishing school and was stopped outside of Upney station by three males in their 20’s. They demanded he hand over his phone and pulled a flick knife out on him. They made him change his password on his phone and clear it all before robbing him off it.
“We are really angry, he is just a little boy who was on his way home, how can they pull a knife out on him like that?”.
The 13 year old was left physically unharmed but emotionally shaken up by what has happened.
His uncle continued: “His parents are now very worried about him walking to and fro school on his own. They work during the day, so I will be collecting him from school to stop any further incidents like this happening. We are really angry and worried about the impact this is going to have on my nephew.
“How can three adults rob a child at knife point of his phone in broad daylight? This is awful.”
The three males are described as having black hair, in their 20’s and wearing dark coloured tops with jeans. They did not speak any English.