AN 11-year-old boy has been robbed at knife point in Runcorn - for £2.

Detectives today appealed for witnesses.

He was walking through woodland behind the Croft pub in Halton Lodge Avenue when he was approached by two men.

One held a knife to his stomach and demanded money.

The victim handed over a small amount of change and the second man pushed him, causing him to fall to the ground before running off.

DC Michelle Thompson said: "Threatening a child with a knife for two pounds is incomprehensible and despicable.

“ I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact me in order to help police find those responsible so that we can deal with them robustly."

The robbery happened at 5.45pm on Tuesday, February 25.

At 5.45pm on Tuesday 25 February 2014, the boy was walking through the wooded area behind the Croft Pub in Halton Lodge Avenue in Runcorn when he was approached by two men.

The first man is described as white with brown eyes, aged 25 to 26 years-old, around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing trainers, thick black winter gloves, a hooded jumper with the hood up and a snood pulled up to his nose.

The second man is described as white, aged 26 with brown eyes and stubble, and around 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins. He was wearing a dark grey hoodie, dark tracksuit bottoms, black trainers and dark blue snood.

Anyone with information should contact DC Michelle Thompson on 101 quoting incident number 635 of 25 February 2014.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.