TWO teenage boys have been arrested following an attempted robbery and assault in Westhoughton.

The 15-year-olds were taken in by police after officers were called to reports of an assault in Central Drive, Westhoughton at about 8pm and to reports of a robbery in King Street at about the same time.

The pair are currently being held in custody and are being questioned about the two incidents.

Anyone who has any information on either incident is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.