A boy, 13, was robbed of his mobile phone and designer coat by a group of youths in Hornchurch, police have said.

Officers were called at 12.30pm yesterday (December 3) by a parent of the boy, who had reportedly been robbed of his phone and Canada Goose coat.

The 13-year-old was approached by a group of youths in Hornchurch Road near Candover Road who then took his belongings, police said.

He was then helped by a shop in the area, the force added.

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There have been no arrests but police are investigating. 

The boy was not physically harmed during the incident, a Met spokesperson added.

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111 quoting CAD reference 2899/3Dec.