A KNIFE-wielding cyclist attempted to rob a 15-year-old boy in Stourport.

The incident happened at about 9.30pm on Thursday as the boy was walking home along Minster Road.

He saw a youth on a BMX bike and as he walked into Prospect Road the youth rode past, pulled up beside him and then threatened him with a knife, telling him to empty his pockets.

He turned out his pockets but had nothing in them so the youth rode off.

The offender is described as white, aged between 17 and 19 and was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with a dark coloured scarf over his mouth.

Investigating officer detective constable Melissa Cox said: "We are eager to hear from anyone who saw it happen or thinks they may have seen this youth in the area."

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Cox at Kidderminster Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the incident reference 129-N-010213.