Teens sentenced after knifepoint robbery on Canvey Island

Two teenagers have been sentenced following a robbery on Canvey Island.

Police were contacted with reports that a 17-year-old had been robbed in Denham Road on July 10 2023.

The victim had been threatened with a knife and handed over their bag and phone.

Officers conducted a rapid investigation and were able to arrest a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old. They were both charged with robbery on July 12.

On Tuesday December 12 both defendants were ordered to pay a total of nearly £1,000 in compensation to the victim and court costs. The 16-year-old, now 17, was given a 12-month referral order for a Young Offenders Prison. The 15-year-old was also given a Youth Rehabilitation Order.