A teenager who carried out two robbery-related offences in Mill Hill has been sentenced.

The 17-year-old was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on March 6 after admitting to attempted robbery, robbery and three counts of possession of a knife.

The incidents took place at the Esso in Watford Way just before midnight on January 8, and at frozen yoghurt shop Yogo Pink in The Broadway on January 18 at around 8pm.

At the Esso, the teenager approached the front counter with a knife and ordered staff to open the till, stealing around £150 in cash.

He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and two counts of possession of a knife in the early hours of the following day after being tracked down by police.

At Yogo Pink more than a week later, the man tried to gain entry to the shop and on failing to open the locked door, sat on a nearby bench over the road.

He was in possession of a knife and was reported by a member of staff inside the building.

Police arrested him at the location on suspicion of possession of a knife and attempted robbery, and was charged on January 19.

Detective Constable Dan Levy, who led the investigation, said: "This young man acted with total disregard for his victims, using threats of violence to steal from local businesses.

"He inflicted utter fear in those around him. I hope this sentencing acts as a deterrent to him in future, and to those carrying knives in London that they will be caught and punished."

The teenager received a youth rehabilitation order and a 91 rehabilitation activity requirement, as well as a four month monitored curfew and a 12 month mental health treatment requirement.