Two teenagers have been charged with robbery after two boys were allegedly threatened with being stabbed.

The incident allegedly happened at the Liberty shopping centre in Romford on Saturday (January 13).

Two 15-year-old boys were allegedly approached by two other boys who threatened to stab them before taking their phones.

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The two charged teens have been remanded to appear at court tomorrow.

A spokesperson for the Met Police added: “We are committed to investigate robberies happening in our town centre and across east London.

“We urge anyone who has been a victim of robbery to come forward. Without such reports we are unable to build up a picture or take the ones committing these offences to court."