TWO boys were robbed of their bikes at knifepoint in Widnes yesterday evening.

The victims, aged 15 and 14, were attacked near to Widnes Crematorium shortly after 5.45pm on Sunday, March 22.

Both of the teens, and another boy they were with, had bikes.

They were accosted by two other teenage boys, who were on foot, at the junction of Birchfield Road and Lancaster Road.

The offenders demand their bicycles, with one producing a large knife from inside his coat.

These attackers then rode off on the bikes – a bright orange Giant and a dark grey Cube – they stole in the direction of the Upton Rocks estate.

Police say the suspect were with, with one having dirty blonde hair, a moustache and a small amount of hair on his chin.

The other had a freckly face and no facial hair.

Officers have released pictures of the two bikes stolen and are appealing for information from members of the public.

Detective sergeant Roberts said: “The victims have understandably been left extremely shaken up – they were subjected to a frightening ordeal.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation into the incident, and I would like to reassure members of the community that we are determined to establish the identities of the offenders, make them face the consequences of their actions and have the stolen mountain bikes returned to their rightful owners.

“Enquiries are ongoing, and I urge anyone who was in the area and saw anything that may help our investigation to contact the team here at Widnes Police Station.

“The same goes for anyone who thinks they may know who the offenders are or have footage of them.

“We also want to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen either of the stolen mountain bikes since the robbery took place.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML666484or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.