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Knife threat by teenage robbers

Three teenage girls have robbed two other girls at knifepoint in the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral.

The victims, an 18-year-old from Hardwicke and a Gloucester girl, 17, were sitting on grass in the cathedral grounds when they were approached.

One of the robbers demanded money and the girls' handbags.

When the victims refused and tried to walk away one of the offenders produced a knife and punched the first victim in the face before stealing her handbag.

The second victim handed over a gold coloured handbag when the first victim told her that the girls had a knife.

The suspects ran from the scene in the direction of the Docks.

All three are white.

The first suspect is aged 16 to 18, 5ft 6 (1.67m) tall, medium build, with dark hair. She was wearing silver eye make-up and a navy tracksuit with the hood up.

The second suspect is aged 14 to 16, with brown hair in a side pony tail. She was wearing blue jeans.

The third suspect is aged 15 to 16, with blonde hair and was wearing a white top.

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