Armed robbers target Batley store

Armed robbers assaulted a shopkeeper in Batley last night before making off with a mobile phone.

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police say two men targeted the Hanging Heaton food store on Mill Lane just after 9pm on Friday night.

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"It is believed both of them were armed," West Yorkshire Police said in a statement.

"They then demanded money before the shopkeeper was assaulted. A mobile phone was then stolen. The victim was left with cuts and bruises as a result of the incident."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting reference 13180019819.