A teenager who was robbed at knifepoint after school in Beckenham has spoken about his frightening ordeal.

Uorenzo, 17, allegedly suffered homophobic abuse and threats in class before being followed as he made his way home from Harris Academy Aspire.

As we reported last week, a stranger opened up her home to Uorenzo when he pleaded for help after the robbery last Wednesday (January 3).

Uorenzo - who didn't want his second name or photo publicised - got in touch with News Shopper after the story was published.

"I'm going to shank you up when I leave school and you will be lucky if you make it out of hospital" was one of the threats directed to him during the school day, according to Uorenzo.

He said he has been bullied since November after moving schools. He is doing his GCSE's and has hopes to become a lawyer.

Uorenzo described what happened once the final school bell rang.

He said: "I left school and saw a big crowd of about 30 come out. I went in the opposite direction to walk through Cator Park. They chased me.

"The main instigator had a knife. He nicked my wallet and said he would stab me if he didn't get what he wanted.

"I then legged it and went to Kings Hall Road where I knocked on the door."

Uorenzo then rang the police who arrived within minutes.

With knife crime high on the agenda after an ominous 2016, Uorenzo felt compelled to highlight the reality.

He told News Shopper: "So many people carry knives. Someone asked me since why I don't now carry a knife.

"Why would I? It is a vicious circle and I don't want to do that."

He added that since returning to school he has been threatened by more people who have accused him of being a "grass".

A police spokesman told News Shopper: "Officers attended and spoke to the victim, who was not injured.

"A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of robbery and was taken to a south London police station.

"He has been released under investigation."

Harris Academy Aspire has said it won't comment until the police investigation is completed.