Armed teenager who threatened schoolboy outside Redbridge Community School is still at large

POLICE investigating an attempted robbery in which a boy was held at knifepoint on his way to school have yet to make an arrest.

Alfie Marszall, 12, was threatened by a masked teenager at around 8.20am on Thursday.

He was cycling to Redbridge Community School at the time of the incident, which left him “worried” about going back to school.

The suspect was seen arguing with a woman before attacking her car.

He then turned on Alfie and demanded his bike at knifepoint.


Shortly after the attempted robbery, police launched an appeal to find the culprit but confirmed they had not arrested anyone yet.

A police spokesperson told the Echo: “Officers are continuing to investigate this incident, no arrests have been made at this time.

“We would like to thank the public for sharing our call for witnesses and reiterate that anyone with information about the boy’s identity or whereabouts can call us on 101, report online or contact Crimestoppers. anonymously via 0800 555 111 quoting 44220208134.”

The suspect is described as wearing a balaclava, between 15 and 16 years old, white, of slim build and about 5ft 8in tall.

He had been spotted cycling erratically on nearby Kendall Avenue and later attacked the woman’s car, smashing two headlights.

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