TWO women were allegedly robbed in Middlesbrough.

Police are appealing for information after two women aged-18 and 20 were robbed whilst walking along Parliament Road in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred on Sunday (July 18) at around 9.15pm when three men approached the women, threatened them with a knife and stole one of the ladies handbag - containing cash and personal items.

Two men aged-30 and 63 were arrested in connection with the incident shortly after and have been released pending enquiries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information regarding the third male to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting 119375.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers online at or by phoning 0800 555 111.