Police have charged a man with stealing a schoolboy’s bicycle at knifepoint in Dartford.

Jordan Lovett, of Charlemont Road, East Ham, is accused of robbing the 16-year-old while in possession of a blade in Suffolk Road.

Lovett, 19, has also been charged with the attempted robbery of the boy’s 14-year-old friend during the same incident on Thursday, June 29.

The suspect has been remanded in custody by Medway magistrates and will appear in Maidstone Crown Court on September 7.