A teenager charged with robbing an 11-year-old boy at knifepoint is due to appear in court today.

A 14-year-old from Enfield, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have robbed the boy of his iPhone4 and case worth £310 while carrying a 9cm knife.

The incident happened in Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, shortly before 5.30pm on January 23.

The teenager is also charged with causing criminal damage to police property to the value of £250 on the same day.

He will appear at the North Essex Youth Court today and has not entered a plea.

A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a knife relating to the same incident and received a nine-month referral order and was ordered to pay costs of £25 and a victim surcharge of £15 by North Essex Youth Court on February 14.