Now the ‘moped muggers’ have swords

Footage shows sword-wielding attacker flee on scooter

A SWORD-WIELDING attacker flees on a scooter after an assault in the latest episode of ‘moped crime’ to be caught on film.

The footage posted on YouTube shows the moments after a teenager was assaulted in a supermarket in Barking, east London.

A pillion passenger armed with a samurai-style sword is seen falling off the back of a scooter before scrambling back on.

The victim was chased into the shop by two armed attackers and left with a head injury after the assault.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'Officers were called at approximately 22:10hrs on Saturday, 13 May after the incident in a shop in Ripple Road.

'The victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking along when he became aware he was being pursued by two males. He began to run and the suspects pursued him.

'Fearing for his safety, the victim ran in to a shop to seek refuge but the suspects followed him - both were armed with knives. The suspects attacked the victim inside the shop, leaving with a head injury before they fled the scene on a moped.'

'The victim attended hospital for treatment to his injury - this is not life threatening.'

Earlier this week it emerged motorcyclists were planning vigilante action against scooter crime.

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