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Amanda Holden tweets terrifying footage of moped thugs targeting mother and child

Britain’s Got Talent Judge Amanda Holden shared the video today, as she appealed for information about the shocking incident. The footage shows the moment a woman and her child were targeted by four men all dressed in black in Richmond.

The chilling footage was tweeted by Amanda on Tuesday, it shows four moped thugs trying to attack a woman and her child before passing scafolders, armed with metal rods, run to challenge the gang who run off.

The Met Police confirmed to the Standard that it was investigating the attempted robbery which happened in Sandpits Road, Richmond, at 12.35pm on June 21.

Amanda tweeted:

"So this I know is happening everywhere but this was Sandpits Road Tw10 -21st June 12;35 broad daylight. Mother and child attached. And some #Heroes in a lorry chased them off. Call 101 or 999 if u know these scumbags.."

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A spokesman for the Met police said: "Police were called at 12.35pm on Thursday, June 21 to Sandpits Road in Petersham after a woman was approached by four men on a black moped and motorbike who demanded her jewellery.

"They threatened her and a young child who was with her. No injuries were reported.

"No weapon was seen, although it was intimated. Members of the public went to the woman's assistance and the suspects fled empty handed.

Anyone or witnesses with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC quoting reference 3542/21Jun

The incident unfolded on Petersham Road, pictured, where an alleyway leads down to a set of bollards, making it difficult for cars to chase the two bikes (Picture: Daily Mail)

Locals say the men ran off down this alleyway where, once they were back on their bikes, they would not have been able to have been followed by a police car, Daily Mail reported.

My view: I hope they get these scumbags off the road and lock them up for 50 years, as this is just getting too much, these men are monsters trying to attack an innocent child and her mother. It's scary what the thugs do, Police should ban passengers on mopeds.