POLICE are appealing for information following a knifepoint robbery in Nelson.

Officers attended the scene at Cost Savers on Cloverhill Road at 2.40pm on November 23 to reports that a man had a large knife.

He made threats towards the lone shop worker and demanded she opened the till.

She was punched to the cheek during the incident but fortunately wasn’t injured. Around £400 was stolen.

The offender is described as being a white male and around 5ft 7in tall.

He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a grey coat and black pants. He had a full balaclava on and gloves. When he left he was carrying a red carrier bag.

Det Insp Nikki Bithell of East CID, said: “Luckily the shop worker wasn’t injured but this has been an extremely traumatic experience for her. We need to find whoever was responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area on Saturday and remembers seeing anything suspicious to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information that may help should call 101 and quote log number 856 of 23rd November.