Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed on the towpath near Dunston Street at around 9.20pm on Thursday 18 November.

The victim was approached by another man whilst walking along the towpath and ordered to give up his phone. After a brief scuffle, the mugger became angry and whipped out a knife.

Fortunately, the victim managed to edge backwards and make his escape up a set of stairs, whilst the suspect sped off along the canal in the direction of Angel, Islington.

The suspect has been described as a black male, 5’1” tall and is around 14 to 15 years old.

He was wearing a dark blue hoodie, a black gilet and a black and green stitched scarf with which he covered the lower part of his face.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Darren Reason of Hackney CID, on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 4630872/10. Alternatively email: hackneypolice@met.police.uk quoting the reference number.