POLICE are appealing for information after two teenagers were robbed during a town carnival.

The two youngsters, who were attending the event in Great Dunmow, were approached by two men on Beaumont Hill sometime between 10pm and 11pm.

They were threatened with violence by one of the group if they did not hand over their wallets and phones.

The men then left in a waiting car, described as a small, dark vehicle, which may have been a Ford Focus. It drove in the direction of Stansted.

One of the group has been described as being a teenager, between the ages of 16 and 18. He was around 5ft 10ins tall and wore a dark-coloured tracksuit.

The incident happened on Saturday, September 21.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Braintree CID on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/151597/19.