Two teenagers have appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with knifepoint robbery at a Mill Hill convenience store on Wednesday.

One of them is also charged with robbery at the same shop on New Wellington Street in October.

The boys, one aged 17 and the other 16, were remanded on bail to appear before the youth court sitting at Preston Magistrates on February 6.

The 17 year old is charged with two offences of robbery and two of possessing a knife in New Wellington Street. The 16 year old faces one charge of robbery and one of possessing a knife.

The court heard the female store assistant who was threatened with a knife was also a teenager.