POLICE have launched a manhunt after a boy was threatened at knifepoint by armed burglars.

The 14-year-old boy had just arrived back from school when he saw two motorbikes parked at his home in Burnetts Lane.

Three men then appeared and got on the bikes.

One was carrying a black-handled kitchen-style knife and threatened the boy with it before driving off towards Hedge End.

All three burglars were wearing crash helmets and the two bikes involved are described as being like a yellow Honda and a Yamaha MT125.

Around £150 in cash, some car keys, jewellery and two laptops were among the items taken during the which happened last Thursday at around 3.30pm.

The man with the knife is described 6ft3 inches tall, muscular and having greenish eyes.

He wore a black crash helmet, a fur style black coat and black boots.

All three men were white and said to be aged in their 30s.

Police are now appealing for information to help catch the suspects.

Police have released CCTV photos of the men on the bikes and are also trying to trace the driver of what is believed to have been a Uber cab that was seen travelling right behind the bikes as they drove off.

The vehicle was a navy blue estate. A white van was also behind that. Officers would like to speak to the driver of both vehicles as they may have vital information about where the bikes went.

A police spokesperson said: "We're appealing for information after a 14-year-old boy was threatened with a knife after he disturbed burglars at his home in West End.

We'd ask the drivers of both vehicles that were travelling straight behind the motorbikes and also anyone else with information about the burglary to contact us."

Anyone with any information is urged to call Detective Constable, Paul Hills at the Western Investigation Centre on 101 or alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.