Two juveniles were arrested after a dramatic foot chase following a knifepoint robbery in Kingston on Saturday (October 17).

In what was later described as a "great foot chase with excellent results" by a senior Met police officer, two young men were arrested and later bailed by police operating in Kingston.

The arrests occurred after police in the town attended reports of a knifepoint robbery.

Describing what happened in further detail, Kingston MPS posted a short statement to Twitter:

"On 17th Oct PCs attended a knifepoint robbery in Kingston. A member of public assisted locating suspects.

"After a chase two juvenile males were arrested for robbery.

"One was further arrested for robbery when it was found his items were stolen a day before. Both have been bailed."

Kingston forms part of the Met's wider South West Borough Command Unit (BCU) in London.

Reacting to news of the chase, the South West BCU Leader Elisabeth Chapple praised the response of the borough police and the member of the public who helped them on Twitter:

"Thank you very much to the member of public in Kingston who witnessed an incident and then helped us locate and arrest the suspects.

"Not only will the victim we know about get justice but you are likely to have protected other people too. Thank you! @MPSKingston

"And well done to the excellent #SouthWestBCU officers too...a great foot chase with excellent results!" She wrote.