11-year-old boy mugged in Ilford park is reunited with his phone

The boy has now been reunited with his iPhone (Pic: PA)

The boy has now been reunited with his iPhone (Pic: PA) - Credit: EMPICS Entertainment

An 11-year-old boy whose iPhone 6 was ripped from his hands by a teenager mugger whilst he was talking to his dad has been reunited with his phone.

A 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted robbing the iPhone 6, worth £620, on July 29.

He pleaded guilty to robbery at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Wednesday, December 28.

The court heard how the 11-year-old was playing tennis with a friend in an Ilford park when the 16-year-old and an unknown person approached him.

After harassing the young boys, they started to walk off, and the 11-year-old rang his dad to tell him that he felt in danger.


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At this point, the duo ran back towards the young boys and robbed the iPhone 6.

Police attended the scene but couldn’t trace the pair until the 16-year-old was arrested on an unrelated matter later and the iPhone, which had been blocked, was recovered.

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It was subsequently given back to the victim.

The youth was given a nine-month referral order and ordered to pay £105 court costs.

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