CASH has been stolen from a petrol station in Leominster after it was the target of a knifepoint robbery.

West Mercia Police said a man threatened staff with a knife at Applegreen petrol station, Bargates, at around 10pm on Tuesday evening.

The employees were not injured, but a quantity of cash was taken.

Herefordshire policing Sergeant Tony Lewis said: "This is believed to be an isolated incident and luckily, no one was hurt, but the employees present are understandably shaken from the ordeal.

“The investigation is on-going and we are appealing for any witnesses to this robbery, including dashcam footage, as many vehicles pass this location in a day.

“If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 743s of 3 December."

Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crime stoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.