A TEENAGER was robbed in a an alleyway in Leigh in broad daylight.

The 14-year-old was with two pals as they walke through the alley leading from Canvey Road to Harley Street.

He was approached by a robber who demanded he hand over his phone, wallet, and bag.

The crook then told him to keep running until he got to Leigh railway station.

Police are appealing for The suspect is described as 5ft 10in tall, teenage and of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded jumper, black gloves, black bottoms and a green/black hat which was pulled down over his face.

It happened at about 5pm on Friday.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could help officers with their investigation should contact PC Reece Brent at Southend Police Station on 101.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111