Two teenagers were arrested and a pair of blades seized in Croydon after police chased the pair off an electric scooter last night (Monday, January 25).

The chase happened after officers patrolling with the Met Police's Violent Crime Taskforce signalled to two teenagers riding an E-Scooter on Stanford Road (SW16) to stop.

Instead, they seemingly lost control of the scooter and ran off, throwing away a bag that was later recovered by the police patrol.

A spokesperson for the Met Police described what happened next. 

"Both males were detained following a short foot chase. On searching the rucksack, officers found two weapons – a knife and a machete.

"Both males, aged 17 and 18, were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and taken into police custody where they remain."

Sergeant Leon Coltress lauded the action as having taken "two potentially lethal weapons" off the streets.

"We will continue to proactively challenge those who choose to carry weapons on our streets and ensure those who do so face the consequences of their actions," he added.

If you have concerns about someone you know who is carry a knife, advice and support is available through organisations including Knife Free: