Wednesday 2 July 2008 3.43pm
Hi there everyone!
I'm new to this forum, having moved to SE1 last week. Am loving the diverse and bustling atmosphere south of the river, but something rather upsetting happened to me on Sunday.
I was walking along St Thomas St next to London Bridge when a couple of kids (could only have been 11-14) cycled past me on their bikes, having already ridden past me on Bermondsey Street
, and one of them tried to snatch my phone out of my hand as i was putting it back in my handbag. I managed to wrestle it back and they just sped off, sniggering loudly. How is it that i cant walk along a stretch of road at 6pm on a sunday talking on my phone in broad daylight without someone trying to rob me?!
Now I've lived in London for over 2 years now (including a year living in Wood Green) and this is the first time I've ever felt under threat or had anyone try to nick something from me. Has this happened to anyone else along that stretch of road or is this something I'll have to get used to?