TWO men have been left “traumatised” after they were threatened at gunpoint in Worsley.

The victims, a 27-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, who are not known to each other but were walking close together, were walking along Park Road in the direction of Stanley Road when they were threatened by gunmen.

The gunmen came from behind bushes near to the railway bridge at about 11.45pm.

The 27-year-old man was threatened with a sawn off shotgun by one man, who stole his phone and money.

The second victim had his phone and money stolen by the second criminal, who is thought to have been carrying a pistol.

Both of the robbers ran off towards the bridge and down the embankment.

The man with the shotgun was said to be 6ft 2in tall and slim. He had his face covered and spoke with a local accent.

The second was 5ft 10in tall, wore dark clothes and had his face covered.

Det Con Steve Powell said: “Both victims did not know each other and were walking about a metre apart before they were targeted near to the bridge.

“We believe the men were hiding in bushes, waiting for someone to walk past before they have targeted them.

“Although no one was physically hurt, both men have been left traumatised by their ordeal.

"I would ask anyone who may have either seen the robbery or seen two men running down the embankment near to the bridge, to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can phone police on 0161 8565097 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.