Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store in Widnes, Cheshire.

The incident happened at the Hough Green Convenience Store on Ditchfield Road in the town of Widnes at around 7.50pm on 28 January.

A man, described as being of a thin build and around 5ft 8 tall, entered the store demanding the staff member hand over cash inside the till, but left empty handed.

According to police, he was wearing a black hooded top, black tracksuit trousers, black trainers and a white facemask with yellow and green gardening gloves.

Widnes CID detective constable, Joseph McNally, said: “Our enquiries into the attempted robbery are ongoing and I urge anyone who was in the area who witnessed what happened or has any relevant information to help with our investigation to contact the team here at Widnes.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 306998, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or give details by https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries