A teenage boy has been arrested following two knifepoint robberies at shops in Gloucester.

The first happened at a store on Eastern Avenue in the city just after 11pm on Thursday 14 May. Staff were threatened with a knife and money was stolen.

The next morning (15 May) police were called to a second robbery being carried out at a shop on Askwith Road.

Officers, with the help of the police helicopter, attended the scene and arrested a teenage boy.

Hundreds of pounds in cash has been recovered as part of the investigation.

The teenager, from Gloucester, has been questioned in connection with both robberies and has been released on bail.