Four teens armed with knives and wearing motorcycle helmets were stopped by police on their way into Sports Direct in Lewisham this afternoon.

Lewisham police in Brookmill Road spotted the teenage boys "wearing crash helmets on foot and acting suspiciously" at around 12.20pm.

When challenged by two officers as they entered the Loampit Vale store, the boys fled.

A spokesman for Lewisham police said: "Officers gave chase but the suspects could not be located.

"Two knives were recovered from the scene.

"The four suspects were described as black. Three were in their late teens and one their early teens. No one was injured." 
Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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