A 13-year-old from Leyton robbed two people of electric scooters and had a knife designed to be held in a closed fist.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, robbed someone of their £500 scooter in Jubilee Park on February 28 this year.

He then targeted another person on May 5 and took their scooter worth the same amount in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The teenager initially denied the charges before changing his plea to guilty for both.

On November 22 he was sentenced and a youth rehabilitation order was made - which will involve him taking part in a reparation activity and victim awareness work.

The teenager will also have to attend emotional counselling sessions and substance misuse sessions for 15 days.

He is required to be under curfew for four months with electronic monitoring and participate in a weapon awareness programme for eight weeks. 

He was also ordered to pay a total of £800 compensation.

Previously the teenager had been convicted of having a knife designed to be held within a closed fist in Church Road, Leyton, on May 7 this year.

On the same day in Grange Road he also used threatening behaviour.