Police are hunting for a knifeman with a 'high-pitched' voice who stole cash from a till at a North East shop on Christmas Day.

The incident happened at 11.56 am at Jay’s News on Birchington Avenue, Grangetown on Sunday, December 25.

The knife-wielding robber stoll stole cash from a till before fleeing the scene on foot.

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The suspect was wearing a face covering but has been described as being six-foot tall with blue eyes, grey hair, with a high-pitched voice and a distinctive walk.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information regarding it, is asked to contact Redcar and Cleveland CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 231134.

 “Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or call 0800 555 111.”