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12-year-old child robbed at knifepoint while playing in the park

A child has been robbed at knifepoint while he played in the park with his brother and a friend, police have said.

The robbery happened in Millham Park, before the two men ran off towards the railway tracks (shown in black) Credit: Google Maps

The youngster, aged 12, was with the two other boys when two men - one of whom was armed with a knife - tapped him on the shoulder and demanded his watch.

The boy handed the black Slazenger over and the men ran off towards the nearby train tracks.

The robbery happened in Millham Park off Old Acre Road, Bishop's Cleeve, Cheltenham, shortly after 7pm yesterday.

The knife-wielding robber was white, around 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black hoodie with writing beginning with an 'S' on the left side of his chest and on the left arm, worn with the hood pulled up. He had on black Nike joggers and orange and green trainers.

The other robber was black, slightly smaller and skinnier than his partner, and was wearing a similar outfit with yellow shoes with green laces.

The boy told police he could not tell how old they were but that the one who spoke to him had "quite a deep voice" and a local accent.

Officers urged witnesses or anyone with information to call them on 101, quoting incident 470 of June 2, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.