Youth spared jail for Seven Kings station mugging

A youth has been spared jail after robbing a commuter at Seven Kings train station.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, snatched an iPhone from the woman as she was waiting for a train on August 3.

He fled the station but British Transport Police officers traced the offender using CCTV footage.

The stolen phone was not recovered.

The boy received a two year youth rehabilitation order after pleading guilty to robbery at the Youth Court at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

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He must attend 80 hours of appointments with police officers over the next year, wear an electronic tag and stay at home between 9pm and 7am for three months.

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