Detectives investigating the robbery of a pensioner in Nelson have made two arrests.

Police were called to the Hallam Road area of the town on August 15 following reports a man and a woman had gone to the 72-year-old male victim’s home at around 10pm, threatened him and demanded money.

A Police Spokesperson said: “Following a number of enquiries including a public appeal for information we have now arrested a 37-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man from Nelson on suspicion of robbery.

“They have since been released on bail pending further enquires.

“Thank you to everyone who shared our appeals.”