Boy, 12, threatened by robbers at his Widnes home


A schoolboy was threatened by armed robbers wielding a kitchen knife when they raided his home in Cheshire.

Two men forced their way into the property in Peelhouse Lane, Widnes, and threatened the 12-year-old and his mother on Monday night.

They slashed a man's hand who was at the scene and stole a quantity of cash before fleeing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

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