A HUNT has been launched for two masked men who carried out a knifepoint robbery in Southampton.

Police were called to McColl's in West End Road at 6.11am this morning following the incident.

Officers say two men with their faces covered entered the store and demanded the contents of the safe.

One was carrying a knife, and after taking the safe both men fled on foot.

No-one has been arrested but police remain at the scene.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact police on 101, quoting reference number #73 of February 19.