Teenager taken to hospital after ‘violently robbed for phone’ in South Norwood

A teenager has been taken to hospital after he was allegedly robbed for his phone in South Norwood.

Police were called to Manor Road, SE25 on May 14 at around 4.19pm following reports of a robbery.

A boy, believed to be a teenager, was found injured after a group of men allegedly demanded his phone before assaulting him.

The victim is currently in the hospital with non-life-threatening or life-changing injuries.

His family has been notified.

Police later arrested two men in connection with the incident and they are currently in custody.

A police cordon remains at the scene of the crime, with inquiries ongoing.

Witnesses or anyone with information are encouraged to call 101, quoting CAD 5351/14MAY24.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called to Manor Road, SE25, at around 4.19pm on Tuesday 14 May following reports of a robbery.

“Officers attended and found a man, believed to be in his late teens, with injuries.

“It was reported that a group of men demanded the victim’s phone before assaulting her.

“The victim was transported to the hospital where he remained. His injuries are not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.

“His next of kin have been informed.

“Two men were later arrested in connection with the incident. They were arrested where they stayed.

“A crime scene remains in place at the location and investigations are ongoing.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information is encouraged to call 101, quoting CAD 5351/14MAY24.”

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