A THIRTEEN-year-old boy had his bike stolen during a robbery in Widnes at the weekend.

The teenager was riding his black and blue Norco mountain bike along Sandy Lane at around 6.30pm on Saturday, August 8, when an unknown man approached him from behind, threatened him and demanded the bicycle.

This attacker then cycled away towards Old Upton Lane before turning in the direction of Queensbury Way.

He was aged around 17 to 20, and described as being white, approximately 6ft2 with a slim build and thick stubble on the sides of his face.

The robber spoke with a Liverpudlian accent and was wearing a black hoodie with grey arms, black shorts and black trainers.

Cheshire Police’s enquiries into the incident are ongoing and officers have appealed for information from members of the public.

Police constable Danielle Howcroft said: “The young victim has understandably been left shaken up by this frightening incident.

“I would like to reassure members of the community that we are determined to establish who committed the robbery, make him face the consequences of his actions and have the stolen mountain bike returned to its rightful owner.

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

“The same goes for anyone who thinks they may know who the offender is, or have CCTV or dashcam footage of him.

“We also want to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen the stolen mountain bike since the robbery took place, or have information regarding its whereabouts.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the force on 101, quoting incident number IML775112, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.