A 12-year-old girl had her phone stolen in a “terrifying” knifepoint robbery.

The girl was walking home by herself in Hampstead Road on Tuesday, July 11 at 8.30pm when she was approached by two males.

One of the two threatened her with a knife and she was told to hand her phone over and give him the password.

Once she gave them password, the two let the girl go and she fled.

CCTV footage captured the suspects walking down the road, looking at the stolen phone.

Police arrested a boy, 16, last Friday (July 28) on suspicion of robbery. He was bailed pending further enquiries.

The force released an image of another person they would like to speak to in relation to the robbery. This was withdrawn after an arrest was made.

Sergeant Max Pennington, from local policing team in Camden, said: "This was a terrifying robbery which took place in broad daylight and we think there will be people who witnessed the incident or recognise the man pictured who can help us to find him and we would urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD7601/11Jul. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.