A 16-YEAR-OLD boy had his bike stolen after being threatened with a knife.

The incident took place at around 8am on Tuesday in Northlands Gardens, Southampton.

The boy was delivering newspapers when he was approached by two men, one on foot, the other on a bicycle.

The one on foot threatened the victim with a knife and made demands for the boys mountain bike.

He then took the bike and rode off.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

The man on foot is described as being white, 18-years-old, 6ft tall, of average build, with light brown cropped hair in a perm.

He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms with a Nike logo and a grey hoodie with the hood up.

The man on the bicycle is described as being white, 18-years-old, 6ft tall, of skinny build with short brown hair that is shorter on the back and sides.

He was wearing plain grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey tracksuit top with the hood up over his head, a glossy black puffer vest over the top and a black face mask.

Officers say the bike is a red Scott Aspect mountain bike with SR SUNTOUR written on the front suspension in black and had a white LED on the front in black casing.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "Have you seen this bike? Did you witness the incident? Perhaps you were driving in the area at the time and may have some dash-cam footage?

"Anyone with any information about the incident or the bike in the picture should call 101 quoting 44200397118 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."