POLICE said two men they wanted speak to after an incident in the Ribble Valley have been traced.

The woman in her 20s was walking on on Old Langho Road towards Salesbury Hall Road at 5.10pm on Thursday when she was approached by a man riding a bike and another man walking.

Police said this evening, "Following our earlier post asking for help to trace two men on bikes after a woman was robbed in old Langho we have now identified them and they will be spoken to in due course. Many thanks to everyone who came forward and helped with our appeal. Our investigation continues."

The pair were said to have grabbed the woman by the throat before punching her in the face, causing severe bruising. The woman screamed she had a baby, with the offenders making off towards the A59.

The baby, a boy, was not injured but the victim later noticed her Bose headphones were missing.

Police released CCTV images of two men on bikes they needed to trace and identify.

The images were captured at around 4pm – an hour and ten minutes before the offence – on Old Langho Road.

Det Sgt Sarah Hargreaves, of East CID, had earlier said: “I would continue to appeal to anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident, to come forward. If you have any dashboard mounted camera footage which may show the robbery, or recognise the men described, please get in touch.

“We understand a motorist driving a silver Range Rover, with a partial registration plate of PK14, passed the scene shortly after the incident – did you see what happened?

“We recognise this is a very concerning incident for the local community and we would remind people to be vigilant while walking at night.

“Patrols remain in the area and a specialist team of detectives is working on the investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email 3452@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log 1129 of November 19.