A KNIFEPOINT robber stole cash from a Hampshire shop before fleeing.

The man walked into the Victory News store in Copnor Road, Portsmouth, just before 6.45pm on Friday and threatened a member of staff with the weapon.

He then took £180 in cash and was last seen heading north on Copnor Road before turning left into Kirkby Road.

Police are investigating and say the man was white, about 25 years old, around five feet ten inches tall, and of a slim build.

He spoke with a local accent and had a black hair and stubble and was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up, dark trousers, and black rimmed glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and quote reference number 44160109053.