Machete-wielding gang rob two teenagers of their bikes in Barking

Michael Ferris is angered by the continued neglect of Mayesbrook Park by the council

Michael Ferris is angered by the continued neglect of Mayesbrook Park by the council - Credit: Archant

Two teenagers were robbed at machete-point by a group of five men trying to steal their bikes yesterday evening in a Barking park.

The group approached the victims, who are in their late teens, in Mayesbrook Park at around 7.30pm and tried to take their bikes.

When the young men resisted one of the group pulled out a machete. It is also believed the rest of the group also had knives.

The victims then handed over their red bikes.

Police have not yet made any arrests and are appealing for information about the attack.


You may also want to watch:


If you have any information, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter