TWO young women have been robbed at knifepoint in Widnes.

They were near Ditton Community Centre when a man on a mountain bike wearing a full face balaclava approached them.

He asked them if they had seen another man on a bike.

When the girls answered ‘no’, he rode off before turning around and demanding mobile phones and cash from them.

When they refused, he threatened them with a weapon which they believed to be a knife.

One of the girls handed over her phone before he rode off.

Detectives today appealed for information.

The man is described as being white, of slim build with a local accent and was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit and black full face balaclava.

The robbery at the recreational grounds near Ditton Community Centre in Dundalk Road happened on Friday, May 9, between 9.30pm and 10pm.

If you saw the incident, were in the area at the time or have any information about this man please contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 1100 of the 9th May. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.